Our School

At Shirley Warren Primary and Nursery School, we recognise that every child is unique.

We believe that every child should be given opportunities to succeed, within a safe, caring and stimulating environment, which should facilitate each child’s chance to reach the highest possible standards. Every child has full access to the entire curriculum during their schooling and teachers will make adjustments to their learning in order to allow every child to succeed.

All teachers strive to identify and address any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of. All staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children. As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners and well equipped citizens for our society.

Our Parents and Further Support

We strive to maintain strong and productive links with parent/carers. We believe that good home school links and communication are essential to a child’s emotional well-being and progress. It is important for us to know if parents require support in their dealings with the school and with your child’s education. 

If you are concerned that your child may have an additional need or are concerned about their academic progress your first point of contact should always be your child’s class teacher. Your child’s teacher will be able to direct you towards our SENCo if appropriate. Our school SENCo is Mr Tom Humphreys. He can be contacted via or via the school office on 023 8077 3975 

We understand that having a child with additional needs can be hard to manage. All the staff at Shirley Warren are here to help and want to make sure that you feel fully supported. You can speak to your child's class teacher or the SENCo. We also host a parents' forum where parents of pupils with additional needs have the opportunity to share experiences and support each other.

Useful Documents & Links

SEN Policy

SEN Information Report

Glossary of SEN Acronyms 


We offer a variety of other interventions at our school. These may be an academic intervention or an intervention to support a child’s emotional development. These may be run by either class teachers or teaching assistants. Where interventions require further training we may seek outside agencies to help us with this.

Our intervention programme is adaptable to our children and their needs. Parents will receive the opportunity to discuss these interventions with their class teacher at regular opportunities.

Useful Links

SEND Code of Practice 2014

 Children’s and Families Act 2014

Southampton’s Local Offer

We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care. As part of our SEND provision we signpost relevant and up to date support for our parents/careers through the Southampton City Council Local Offer. For more information about the Local Offer please click on the links below:

Please see our current SEND Information Report below: