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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Melbourn Village College has an excellent reputation for supporting students with all types of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). We are an inclusive school, and make many adaptations to both mainstream education and the school environment to allow students to manage successfully.  All students have the opportunity to participate fully in the life of the school. We endeavour to support young people to participate in any additional/extra-curricular activity of their choice without any barriers being put in place. We take the overall wellbeing of all students very seriously and support those with social and emotional and mental health difficulties by getting to know our young people very well and offering access to a range of internal and external support services.

Our SENCO, Sean Pollock is experienced in this role and he previously worked at Comberton Village College for over 20 years. He holds the NASENCO qualification and is also a Designated Safeguarding Officer. 

Parents/carers of students with (or without) SEND who are interested in applying for a place at the school are invited to contact the School Office to arrange a tour to discuss your child's individual needs. Once an application has been made, further meetings can be arranged to ensure a smooth transition. Even if Melbourn is named on your child's EHCP, we ask that you complete our admissions paperwork to ensure a smooth transition.

We offer a graduated transition with a bespoke number of visits of differing durations with or without parents/carers/teachers or teaching assistants, to reduce anxiety and build confidence about being part of Melbourn Village College.

Parents/carers of students with an EHC plan and a primary diagnosis of Autism who are interested in a place in The Cabin, should contact Peter Allcock, Head of Cabin provision, on More information about The Cabin, can be found here.

Cambridgeshire Local Offer

Hertfordshire Local Offer

Parenting Courses: Hertfordshire have a list of courses for parents here

SEND parenting support: Families First in Hertfordshire

Exam access arrangements

If your child needs some additional support when taking examinations, please see the policy attached to this page to help understand the process

ADHD and Dyslexia

If you would like more information about these topics, please see the links below:

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