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Integrated Resource - coming January 2024

We are in the process of developing an Integrated Resource (IR) for children with Communication and Interaction as their primary need and who have an Education and Health Care Plan.

Our Integrated Resource will have 20 places in a carefully designed, purpose built environment. The children in the IR will access some lessons in the IR and will also be able to access some lessons in the mainstream school dependent on their individual needs. We aim to give these children full access to the National Curriculum. Their work will be personalised to their individual strengths and needs, and if needed will be delivered at a different pace to mainstream children depending upon their specific needs.

The children attending the Integrated Resource will benefit from a high level of support, but the majority of this will be delivered in a small group basis with a high staff:pupil ratio. These children will have an Education, Health and Care Plan and will come from a wider area as well as the school’s catchment area.

Admissions to the Integrated Resource will be dealt with directly by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Assessment and Review Service (SENDSARS). It should also be made clear that, unfortunately, a place in Malin Bridge’s Mainstream setting does not give a child access to an Integrated Resource place; this is dealt with separately by the SENDSARS team.

Our SENDCo, Sarah Collingham, is very happy to discuss the setting and whether a placement here might be of benefit for your child. Please contact the school office if you would like to arrange this.

Please find below two letters issued on 1 September 2022 that mark the beginning of the consultation period relating to the intended set up of a new IR (Integrated Resource) unit on our school site. This new building will provide valuable extra learning spaces for Sheffield children who have additional learning needs and who are in receipt of an Educational Health Care Plan. We are very excited to be involved in this much needed venture.

MB IR consultation letter to parents

MB IR consultation letter to neighbours and businesses

If you have any questions or comments that you wish to put to us on this matter please email:

Please note that the consultation period ended on 29 September 2022. Please click here to see the questions received from respondents and the school’s responses : 

Malin Bridge IR Consultation Questions and Responses


Update 21/10/2022 – Please click here to read our Equality Impact Statement regarding the proposed IR unit.