Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Western Park Designated Specialist Provision

At Braunstone Frith Primary Academy we are extremely proud to have a local authority funded designated specialist provision (DSP) within our grounds. This specialist provision has 10 spaces for pupils with an EHCP for SEMH needs and is fondly named ‘Western Park’. The pupils who attend are part of the whole school and are included within mainstream activities as soon as they are ready. 


Admission Process

The admission process for a place in the DSP is through the local authority. When finalising an EHCP, the provision stated would be a DSP. The school would then be sent through a consultation document to decide whether the pupil would be a match for the provision and the other pupils currently attending. At this stage, parents would be encouraged to visit and the DSP staff may visit the pupil in their current provision. Once the school has responded with the pupil’s suitability and the parents have stated a preferred DSP, the final decision will be made by a panel of professionals at the local authority.



The ethos of the DSP mirrors that of the mainstream school - we believe that all pupils can become ‘Positive Thinkers and Lifelong Learners’. Through this, we aim to:

  • make learning fun and make the most of our fantastic space and resources
  • expect our children to try their hardest, make good choices and achieve their best
  • connect learning in an exciting way
  • meet the needs of all learners
  • work in partnership with parents, professionals and the wider school community
  • value and nurture the development of character


What our parents say

“Mrs Malyon and the team are amazing and it’s the best thing that’s happened to my child.”


“Western Park has been a source of amazing support to me & my child. My son has come on in leaps & bounds since he has been in Western Park. He has wonderful teachers who totally understand his complex needs.”


“The DSP has proven to be a safe haven for our son as well as us, due to the immense support and encouragement that our son receives.  As parents we also receive guidance in helping to tackle behaviour problems and motivating our son to participate with homework and reading in a fun way.”


“Firstly, I would like to thank all the staff at the DSP for being so accommodating, friendly and helpful! Their kindness and patience has had the most positive impact and my son has progressed massively since being a part of the DSP. The staff have not just taught my son but took time to get to know and understand him which has made him feel comfortable, happy and gave him a sense of belonging at school.”