St Malachy's Catholic Primary, Furness Place, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8JY

01422 244628

St Malachy's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Our mission at St Malachy's is to provide an enriching, high quality education, where we learn, love and grow with Christ at the centre, so that each individual feels nurtured and can achieve their full potential.

Special Educational Needs

At St Malachy's Catholic School, we try to identify any difficulties your child may be having at the earliest time possible. We screen for Dyslexia across KS2 and we dedicate ourselves to improving the learning environment of all children, to help them overcome their barriers to learning. 


​Ofsted Report September 2013
“Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress relative to their starting points because of the well-targeted support provided.”

“The leadership of the support that is provided for those pupils who are disabled, those whose circumstances make them more vulnerable and those with special educational needs, is good and helps any pupils who might be at risk of falling behind in their learning”. 

Useful documents

St Malachy's Local SEND Offer

SEN Policy



A guide to Dyslexia for teachers and parents 


Speech and Language 
 Information and advice



Staying calm when your kids are stressed out (Min O'Hara)


 St Malachy’s SEND Coordinator

Mrs Morris