Holbrook Primary School, Trowbridge

Inspiring, Nurturing, Challenging every learner to achieve their full potential



Holbrook Primary School prides itself on its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full and stimulating curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. Our SENCO, Mrs Natasha Seek has recently completed a National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCo) at Bath Spa University. 


The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents, and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We encourage parents to discuss progress regularly with class teachers and with Mrs Seek.


Holbrook Primary School is proud of its ability to support children with a variety of special needs and has taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. As a result, the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual needs.


If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child or special educational needs, please speak to our SENCO, who will be happy to provide both information and support.


Enhanced Learning at Holbrook Primary School


Mossy Green Kids Outdoor Learning


'Forest School' sessions with be with Pippa McKinnon from 'Mossy Green Kids'. The sessions with take place on the school site every Wednesday. 

In these sessions we use nature as a resource for play, learning, confidence building and positive experiences with each child; who is introduced to the wonders of nature through all the seasons. The children enjoy the space and natural environment of the outdoors, with endless possibilities for learning and an abundance of resources. Taking learning outdoors offers many benefits, including being more physically active with greater freedom of movement. 

Risk is an active part of working in and moving through an outdoor space; and children are encouraged to take supported risks and understand the process of assessing risk by taking part in making sensible and informed choices about how to deal with unfamiliar situations such as exploring, climbing trees, using tools and using natural resources. A high ratio of adult to child is maintained to enable this style of learning to take place.


Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs.


Research has shown that how we behave is linked to how we feel and our emotions are linked to how we learn. By teaching children to recognise and notice these feelings and emotions it can help with their development and learning. Children sometimes need some extra support with their emotional growth and this can be temporary or over a longer period of time. Thrive promotes their emotional and social growth by building positive relationships between a child and their peers and helps them explore and understand their feelings through various activities.


At Holbrook we prioritise children’s emotional health and wellbeing; as such, we have committed to becoming a Thrive school.  This year we have two members of staff: Miss Fricker and Mrs Stephens, who have started their training to become Thrive practitioners, however all of our teachers have had initial Thrive training and are employing Thrive strategies within their classrooms.  If you would like more information about how this is benefitting your child then please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Seek. 


Useful links



Detailed below is a list of helpful links and information that we think might be of use to you if your child has any special educational needs. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.