Bishop Lonsdale Church of England Primary School and Nursery is a mainstream school and part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust.  We take pupils from age 3– 11 and have approximately 250 pupils on role.

We are set in an inner city area. Our only access is off St Alban’s Road. We have a playground and playing field behind the school where children have their PE lessons and playtimes.


We have six classrooms, a foundation unit for reception and nursery, a library, a nurture room and a hall, which is used for both lunchtimes, Worship and PE. In the nurture room the school has a sensory area that is accessible by all stakeholders.  Our school is all on one level and all doors are wide enough for wheelchairs (813 mm or 32 inches). All pathways are well maintained and accessible by all.  We have one disabled toilet in school that has a handrail and a sink that is at wheelchair level.  There are handrails to help assist and there is also room in the disabled toilet for a hoist and a changing bench if needed (reasonable adjustment). There is a cord alarm in the toilet.


Admissions come through Derby City central admissions arrangements.


We are an inclusive school and will aim to make any arrangements needed for pupils living in our catchment area to be fully included in our school. Our school believes in; enabling everyone to reach their full potential, developing a love for learning and a desire to achieve, encouraging everyone to become independent and confident, with a belief in themselves, promoting Christian values and respecting diversity - Becoming Independent Successful Honest Open-Minded People.


We differentiate teaching and learning tasks to suit the needs of the learner. Health care plans and risk assessments will be written and shared with parents when they are needed. We successfully support pupils with additional needs at Bishop Lonsdale and ensure they are included in extracurricular activities such as clubs and discos. We work closely with outside agencies: Local Authority Specialist Teachers from STePS where a child has a specific need such as a Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment or Autism, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language therapists, Community Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, CAMHs and all health services when their advice is needed and with parental permission.


Children are identified, as having Special Educational Needs if their progress has slowed or stopped and the interventions and resources put in place do not enable improvement. Once this occurs, we have specific target setting plans, which help support, children’s development and accelerate progress. At this point, with parental permission, the child is listed on our ‘SEND register’. Parents will be invited to discuss and review targets and support three times a year with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager (SENCO- Special Educational Needs Coordinator).


Our school Inclusion Manager has been awarded the National SENCO Award and coordinates support for children with additional needs in school. In addition to this teachers and teaching assistants are given training on additional needs, when a child with specific needs is identified in their class. Our school also has a designated Speech and Language Teaching Assistant and a designated Autism Champion who will begin her training in June 2016.


We support all children when they start or leave our school and for those who require additional support, we will arrange transition meetings, visit the child in their previous setting prior to starting our school, organise additional visits to our school or their new school as well as sharing information with new schools.


You can find full details of how we support children with additional needs in our School SEND Information Report and School Accessibility plan. Both of these documents can be found here on our school website.


Mrs Claire Bladon is our Inclusion Manager and can be contacted via the school office for any further information.


For details of Derby City Council's local offer, please visit;


Please click on the links below for;



Derby Special Educational Needs & Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)



Families Information Service




Files to Download

Other pages

Contact the School

Bishop Lonsdale Primary School

186 St Alban's Road
DE22 3HH

For Safeguarding concerns please e-mail

Main Contact: Mrs A Mottram (School Business Manager)

Tel: 01332344795
Fax: 01332 347510

SEN Contact: Mrs C Bladon (Inclusion Manager)

SEN Email: