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At St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School, we value the abilities and achievements of all pupils. We aim to ensure that all children make good progress throughout their school life. We work closely with pupils, parents and outside agencies to ensure that the needs of each child are met.


In this section of the website you will find ‘SEND Information’ which outlines the provision we make for our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). You will find a number of links in our offer which provide further information on our SEND provision as well as that from our local authority, Suffolk County Council.


If you have any questions relating to SEND support, then please contact the SENDCo, Miss Hood, via the school office or Class Dojo. 

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Telephone helpline for families of children and young people with additional needs – this helpline is being run for a short period by Suffolk County Council.  The helpline will run from 23rd August through to the end of September to respond to any queries and concerns from families around the return to school.  For example, it might be a child is anxious about the return to school and getting back to learning after the long period of absence.  It might be about Special Educational Needs and the support in place for children on their return, or it might be a question around school attendance.  Whatever it might be, we hope to offer our help. The helpline number is 0345 606 6172.  On calling the number the parent or carer will be asked to provide some detail about their query and it will be directed to the right team/officer for support. A response will be offered within 2 working days. 

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Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service


This service provides confidential, impartial support and advice for parents, carers, children and young people (up to 25 years) in relation to Special Educational Needs and disability

  • St Matthew's Church of England Primary School,
  • Portman Road, Ipswich,
  • IP1 2AX
  • Tel: 01473 251614
  • Email: