As an ISI independent school, Radley College does not have a statutory obligation to comply
with the SEND Code of Practice (2014), although it is closely followed as a means of good
practice. This policy also has due regard to the statutory guidance contained in the Special
Education Needs and Disability Code of Practice , the statute law of the Families Act
 and adheres to the philosophy underlying the Equalities Act . The School
commits to observing its principle and does not discriminate on any grounds.
Radley is able to offer a considerable number of fully or partly funded places to talented boys and our door is always open to applicants from families who, without financial support, would otherwise be unable to afford our school fees.
We work hard to create an environment where boys will be happy, grow in self-confidence, thrive academically, and make the most of the many opportunities we offer. We pride ourselves on the pursuit of excellence both inside the classroom and out, and on encouraging boys to develop their talents and discover new interests. As an unashamedly full boarding environment, Radley defines itself by its caring community where all, staff and boys alike, are passionate about what they do, and dedicated to it.
A Radley education is about independent thought and learning with enthusiasm. It is about cultural awareness and the benefits of team sport. It is about academic ambition. It is about learning to live with others. It is about preparation for the world beyond its gates. Above all, it is about the core values that will underpin success in all its forms throughout a Radleian’s life: as leaders, as citizens, as human beings.
We are fortunate to do it in a stunning rural setting inspired by the nearby city – and university – of Oxford. The original vision of William Sewell to found a school with a true appreciation of the aesthetic stands the test of time, as does his insistence on qualities of kindness, decency and manners. We want a Radleian to care for and about all around him.
That is what we aspire to. Do come and see for yourselves: meet the boys, meet the staff, and see the school in action. I look forward to welcoming you to Radley.