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Bawdsey CEVCP School

General Details

Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Children aged 4 - 11

Nursery Class for children over 2

Please visit the school website for more details.


Who to contact

Mrs Katie Butler
Head Teacher
01394 411365
01394 411365
Bawdsey CEVCP School
School Lane
IP12 3AR

Additional contact

Additional Website
Suffolk County Council website

Where to go

Bawdsey CEVCP School
School Lane
IP12 3AR
Area served
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
Parking is available just outside the school, on the roadside.

Days & Times

Term Time
Time of day

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
government funded or £12 2 years - Per session
government funded or free or £10 3 years plus - Per session
Cost Details
Sessions of 3 hours each. Morning sessions available for 2 year olds. Morning and afternoon sessions available for 3 & 4 year olds.
Referral required?
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11)

Accreditation website

School Transport assistance
Find out more about home to school transport

Bawdsey School offers before and after school care for children age 3 - 11 years. Breakfast Club operates from 8am and After School Club operates until 6.15pm.

We take children into our school nursery from the term following their 2nd birthday. Sessions for 2 year olds are mornings only; morning and afternoon sessions are available for 3 and 4 year olds. If sessions are available, we can offer 3 & 4 year olds a free session for every government funded session taken up. Therefore, you could potentially access completely free nursery care from 8.45am until 3.15pm each day.

We hold parent/carer and baby/toddler sessions every Friday from 1.30pm.

Service users involved in planning
School Type
School Status
LA Maintained
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
DfE Number
Chair of Governors
Mr Jim Wyllie
Last Updated

Nursery provision

30 Hours Extended Entitlements


Other information
Please contact for more information

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Vegetable patch

Other Details

Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/07/2018SchoolGood - Short Inspection

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities


Mrs Butler is in charge of monitoring, organising and assessing provision for individual children with special educational needs and disabilities throughout the school. She has an annual budget with which to fund additional equipment, books or staffing. All teachers monitor the needs and progress of all the pupils in their class, and differentiate learning tasks to ensure that the curriculum is appropriate and accessible to every pupil at Bawdsey CEVCP school. Teaching assistants are able to provide extra support within the classroom or with the delivery of additional programmes to individuals or small groups of pupils.


Bawdsey CEVCP school is inclusive.  All pupils whose parents or carers wish for them to attend are welcome. When children start school with a known disability or condition, or already have an EHP plan in place, the school will be able to get equipment, staffing and processes in place in readiness for their arrival, having liaised with pre-school providers and care agencies.

If a child begins part-way through the school, or there is an undiagnosed disability or condition, extra help and equipment is put in place as soon as possible.


The staff of Bawdsey CEVCP School aim to include every child in every activity, adapting aspects if necessary.  All after-school clubs are open to children of all abilities, and trips are carefully risk-assessed and adapted if necessary. Sports and ICT competitions are, however, selective. 

Additional help from other agencies

When it is deemed to be necessary, and with the agreement of parents or carers and the pupil, referrals are made to:

Advisory teachers

Speech and language therapy (SALT)


Occupational therapy

Behaviour outreach services

Dyslexia outreach services

Educational psychology

Child Mental health services

Team around the child (TAC)

Additional support for learning in school

Pupils with additional needs can be supported with differentiated tasks or with additional adult help within the classroom.  There are some schemes, book-based or computer-based which can be used to support children who are not making the required progress in maths, writing or reading.  These usually involve the child working 1:1 with a teaching assistant for 10 minutes a day.  Teachers and teaching assistants also work with small groups outside the classroom to boost understanding in specific areas.

Additional support for emotional, mental and social needs is provided by the availability of adults (pupils are reminded often to talk to adults in school about problems), the school buddy system and the school ethos of supporting one another.

Transfer from pre-school and to high school

Our aim is to make these times of transition as smooth as possible, and so Mrs Simoes liaises with pre-school providers.  Children have visits with and without their parents in the term before they start school.

Liaison with the high school is thorough.  All pupils have plenty of visits, and pupils with additional needs are offered extra visits. Mrs Butler also speaks with the high school SEN department about pupils on our SEN register.

Working with pupils and parents

Staff are approachable, and parents are invited to make an appointment for a chat when they have concerns about their child’s well-being or progress.  If staff and parents are concerned, additional help can be put in place and monitored carefully.  A pupil passport is used for the children and parents to put forward their views. This should then be reviewed at least twice a year.


The school grounds and buildings are all on one level, and there are 2 entrances which have ramp access to the doors.  There is also one toilet suitable for wheelchair users, and a shower.

Adaptations are made when necessary to the learning environment for individual children, with the use of large computer keyboards, pencil grips, writing slopes, coloured paper, etc.


Linked team for Statutory Assessment and EHCPs: 

Suffolk Coastal Family Services Team (SENDSS@suffolk.gov.uk)

Mrs K Butler
01394 411365
Local Offer

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