Devonshire Infant School

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Francis Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0AG

023 9273 4902

Devonshire Infant School

Our Vision: To be an outstanding school, where all our children develop a lifelong love of learning.

  1. About Us


At Devonshire Infant School we believe that all pupils should be respected and valued.

We strive hard to ensure that we provide a culture of high expectations which ensures that all children achieve well and:

• have a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs;
• can learn and make progress according to their individual developmental trends;
• are assessed using appropriate assessment tools and guidelines;
• have equal access to opportunities, resources, provision and interventions.


Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age. This means provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from within a setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services.

Our school has an Inclusion Manager who is responsible for the management of provision of support for identified children with SEND and the coaching and support of teachers and other staff, to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and focused provision for children in their class with SEND. We have an inclusion centre which caters for 10 children from across the city with high needs in the area of communication and interaction.

All teachers are teachers of children with SEND and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of children with SEND in their class.


Useful Links:

Portsmouth Local Offer

Portsmouth Local Offer / Ordinarily Available Provision

Portsmouth City Council  Special educational needs support in schools

Portsmouth City Council  Making special educational needs decisions






How is the School Information Report reviewed?
This School Information Report will be reviewed annually to reflect the changing needs of the children who join and are developing in our school. Part of this review process will involve contributions from parents, staff and governors. This report was reviewed July 2022.
This School Information Report is linked to the Local Offer provided by Portsmouth City Council where details about all aspects of SEND can be found and full details are available at

For further details please access our school policies via the links below:

SEND policy

Admissions policy

Equal Opportunities policy

Accessibility plan