Radipole Primary School

Happy, kind and brave.

Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.


At Radipole Primary School, we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children and work towards ensuring that all pupils, regardless of their SEND needs make the best possible progress in school.  We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:


  • have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
  • require different strategies for learning;
  • acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
  • need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences


Our SENCO is Mrs Natalie Hilton. The SENCO’s role is primarily to:


  • coordinate all the support for children with SEND and develop the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school
  • liaise with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning
  • update the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs
  • provide support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND achieve the best progress possible


If you have any concerns regarding SEN matters do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hilton on 01305 783353.


Local Authority Information 


Our SEN Information report outlines our offer of support for pupils with SEND.

This forms part of Dorset’s Local Offer which can be found here

More information on the Family Information Directory can be found here

In our Special Needs Information Report you can read about our provision and how we support those children who have Special Educational Needs, and their families. 

Please find below a link to the Dorset SENDIASS service. This is a statutory service offering free, confidential, accurate and impartial advice and support to families living in Dorset:


- children and young people aged 0 to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

- parents and carers of children and young people with SEND

- We can also advise staff working with SEND pupils on matters of legislation.