Western Park Designated Specialist Provision

At Braunstone Frith Primary Academy, we are extremely proud to have a local authority funded designated specialist provision (DSP) within our grounds. This specialist provision currently has 14 places for pupils with an EHCP for Communication and Interaction needs. The group is fondly named ‘Western Park’. The pupils who attend the group are very much part of the whole school and are included in mainstream activities as soon as they are ready.


Admission Process

The admission process for a place in the DSP is through the local authority. When finalising an EHCP, the provision stated would be a DSP. The school would then be sent a consultation document to decide whether the pupil would be a match for the provision and the other pupils currently attending. At this stage, we would encourage parents to visit the DSP. Staff from the DSP may also visit a pupil in their current setting. Once the school has responded with the pupil’s suitability and parents have stated a DSP as a preference, the final decision will be made by a panel of professionals at a local authority.



The ethos of the DSP mirrors that of the mainstream school – we believe that all pupils can become ‘Positive Thinkers and Lifelong Learners’. Through this we aim to:

  • Make learning fun and make the most of our fantastic space and resources
  • Expect our children to try their hardest and achieve their best
  • Connect learning in an exciting way
  • Meet the needs of all learners
  • Work in partnership with parents, professionals and wider school community
  • Value and nurture the development of character


What Our Parents Say

“The team are amazing and it’s the best thing that’s happened to my child.”


“Western Park has been a source of amazing support to me and my child. My son has come on in leaps and bounds since he has been in Western Park. He has wonderful teachers who totally understand his complex needs.