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The Resourced Provision

A strategically resourced school is a mainstream school where children with specific types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are taught with their peers supported by additional special facilities and staffing. North Lakes School currently hosts its Key Stage 2 Resourced Provision in partnership with Beaconside (Key Stage 1) and Appleby Primary Schools in the Eden Valley, who have similar facilities.


The Resourced Provision:

  • Offers families a positive alternative choice from a normal  mainstream or Special School place
  • Affords children with additional needs the opportunity to be part of a whole school family, and helps to prepare them for future life in the community
  • Supports children and families, creates networks and encourages full social inclusion for the children
  • Promotes real community cohesion, mutual awareness and understanding: it counters discrimination and helps all of our children to learn together about the diversity and range of learning needs


Children have a right to be included wherever possible in mainstream education, so as to access a wide range of experience and be at the heart of the school community.


North Lakes School is currently resourced to meet the needs of children from the Eden Valley with:

  • Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties (including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Physical and Medical Needs


Children receive access to a designated classroom space, with planned and managed inclusion in mainstream as appropriate to need. There is additional access to a range of options including sensory room and garden, a ball pool, weekly riding and swimming sessions, a food technology room and free regular supervised trips into the community via the school minibus. The school also has a specialist teacher for autism on site, and has full access to Local Authority Specialist teachers.


“Inclusion for every pupil lies at the heart of the school’s ethos. Parents describe how much they value the support that staff give to pupils, including those who have SEN and/or disabilities.” – Ofsted 2018


Updated Nov 2021