Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Celebrating Neurodiversity

At Bourn, we believe that every child has unique talents and abilities and we celebrate and support the diversity of all our pupils. Neurodiversity is a term used to describe the wide range of neurological differences that exist in people, including those with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia.

At Bourn, we recognize the value of neurodiversity and work to create an inclusive environment that embraces the strengths and challenges of every pupil. We believe that by celebrating and embracing differences, we can create a more compassionate and accepting community; a community that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions and actively encourages, promotes, understands, values and celebrates the talents of neurodiverse minds.

Our teachers are trained to recognize and support pupils with neurodiverse needs, and we provide a range of accommodations and resources to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Through our curriculum, we aim to promote understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity. We encourage our pupils to celebrate differences, embrace individuality, and show kindness, friendship and respect to one another. We also work closely with parents and caregivers to ensure needs of individuals are met allowing them to thrive in our care. 

We believe that celebrating neurodiversity in primary school helps to build a more inclusive and accepting society and promotes admiration for the courage, resilience and perseverance neurodiverse pupils have to demonstrate in environments that can often be challenging and confusing. We hope that our efforts to create an inclusive environment will inspire other schools and communities to do the same. 

If you would like to learn more:

How to ADHD

Additude Magazine


The Autistic Advocate

Cambridgeshire Autism Local Offer

Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Guidance


Tuesday 19, September - 10am

This is your opportunity to speak with the Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Services in Cambridgeshire. Jo Hedley will be joining us to hear your feedback – what’s working well, what would be better if...

Jo will use what she hears in these sessions to think about how the system can be improved - she will not take on individual case work. 

If you are interested in this event, please click here to find out more and book a space.