IMPROVEMENT work at Ruislip Gardens Primary School, to support more children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), is now complete. 

The work, by Hillingdon Council, will enable the school to offer 32 additional places for children with SEND. 

Ruislip Gardens Primary was visited by Cllr Susan O’Brien, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, and Cllr Jonathan Bianco, council deputy leader, to see the completed work, including the borough’s first assessment centre for 3-5s. 

The assessment centre offers 16 full-time places (32 part-time) for nursery-age children who have severe developmental delays and other complex needs.

Each child will receive personalised support and have the option of remaining at the centre until they transition to reception.  

The new facilities are spread across two floors within the existing building. 

Head teacher Nicky Bulpett said: “I am excited to be the first school in Hillingdon opening an assessment centre for nursery-age children.

“There are few across the country, and they aim to ensure young children are assessed much earlier in life and have their needs identified.”