Hillside Community First School

Hillside Community First School is an Academy School providing education for children aged 4 to 9 years, living in Verwood and the surrounding areas. We have high expectations of all our children in every aspect of school life. We strive to enable them to achieve their full potential through high standards of behaviour and outstanding learning experiences. We aim to enable them to develop self-confidence and independence, recognising that each and every one has a part to play as a responsible and respected member of our school community.


01202 822737
Fax: 01202 822316


Venue address
Hillside Road
BH31 7HE
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Tue: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Wed: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Thu: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Fri: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00

Service Details

Additional Information

Our Headteacher is Mr. Jeremy Harrison. Hillside Community First School is a highly inclusive school: we have excellent links with a wide range of support services and work closely with local Middle and Pre-schools to provide highly successful transition experiences. Our Lunch break is from 12pm to 1pm. Please call the school office on 01202 822737 or email us at office@hillsidefirst.dorset.sch.uk if you would like to visit us or require any further information. Hillside Pre-School and Early Learning Group is situated on the school site and provides outstanding education and care for children from 2 years and 6 months to 4 years and 11 months. The Pre-School runs a successful and thriving Breakfast Club for Hillside First School and Pre-School children. Children can arrive from 7.45am and are taken to their classroom at the designated time. After School Club is available for children from Hillside First School and runs from 3pm to 6pm. For further information, please call 01202 820679 or email office@hillsideps.plus.com.

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Age Range
4 years 0 months to 9 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection


Wheelchair accessible
Our class rooms have easy access for wheel chairs with wide doors and ramps around the school. We have a toilet adapted for children with additional mobility needs. Outside steps, gateways and pillars have been painted in contrasting colours to support children with visual needs.
Parking availability information
Disability bay, drop off facilities, limited on site parking, on road parking along Hillside Road.
Toilet facility information
We have a toilet adapted for children with additional mobility needs.
Other Facilities
We uphold a high commitment to inclusion and Special Education Needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

At Hillside we provide our children with exciting and varied activities in order that they receive the highest quality education regardless of their differences (e.g. age, race, ethnic beliefs, special needs or disability). We have hard working and caring teachers who are committed to the inclusion of those children recognised as having Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. Activities and tasks that the children take part in are chosen carefully and tailored to fit individual children’s needs. Hillside is a highly inclusive school and has a good reputation as such within the community and with outside agencies. Ofsted 2016: “Parents particularly appreciate the high quality support that the special educational needs teacher provides and cite the very positive impact of this support and intervention on their children's learning. This is a highly inclusive and friendly school where every child is valued and supported to achieve well.” For detailed information on our SEND provision, please follow the link below to our website and view our SEN Information Report.

See our school's SEND policy and support information.

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Address: Hillside Road  Verwood  Dorset

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