Castle Court School

Independent School - At Castle Court our desire is to raise self-esteem, whilst providing a broad and academic stimulus with opportunities for the children to excel, in and outside the classroom. See website for further details


01202 694438
Fax: 01202 659063


Venue address
Castle Court School Knoll Lane
Corfe Mullen
BH21 3RF
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:25-16:15
Tue: 08:25-16:15
Wed: 08:25-16:15
Thu: 08:25-16:15
Fri: 08:25-16:15

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mr. Richard Stevenson. On the school site, you can also find Badgers Nursery for children aged 2 years to 4 years, 11 months. Please call 01202 694438 or email for further information.
Related Links
See the latest independent school inspection report
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 8 years 11 months

SEN & Disabilities Local Offer

Local Offer Description

Please approach the school for our most up-to-date Learning Development Policy.

Contact Name
Maryanne Hellewell
Contact Telephone
01202 694438
Contact Email

Local Offer - click to view

Practitioners will observe and assess your child As they play and interact. They will Discuss the needs of your child with other relevant staff. After speaking with you, practitioners may liaise with other appropriate agencies e.g. speech therapist in order to develop an education plan for the individual.

 How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Key workers and class teachers will work closely with your child every session they attend to help your child learn and develop to their full potential. They will communicate with you before and after each session either by written account in the diary, by email or face to face. Additionally there are formal parent interviews.

 How will the curriculum be matched to my child's or young person's needs?

Every child is unique in their learning styles, preferences and needs. We will observe the child and foster a positive relationship with them so that we can create a fully enabling environment for the individual. We have an electronic system to collate observations and information about the child which informs planning.

 How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We will meet very regularly as described above and discuss progress made and next steps. There are parent seminars in the Autumn term to explain the EYFS curriculum, explore speech and language development and also a seminar to explain what learning at home involves.

 What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Key workers will be supporting your child and also the class teacher will ensure your child's wellbeing. The head of preprep will have an overview of the situation.

 What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

There is a school Speech and Language therapist. There is always a nurse in school who is called Matron. The head of preprep is co-ordinator of special needs in the setting.

 What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

Staff are trained to support children with SEND and work closely with the co-ordinator of special needs to ensure best progress.

 How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

We would take each situation on an individual basis, discussing with parents the best options.

 How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Due to the large campus and uneven surfaces including steps and slopes, our environment is not particularly suitable for children with accessibility difficulties. We await new buildings!

 How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Each year group teacher liaises with the group leader in the year above, sharing records and any other information connected to the individual. They will spend time with the child moving up and build a positive relationship with the child and parents.

 How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

We are an independent school and receive no allocated funding.

 How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

See above

 How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

All decisions regarding the individual will be fully discussed with parents

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Address: Castle Court School  Knoll Lane  Corfe Mullen  Wimborne  Dorset