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  • Portfield School
    Parley Lane
    BH23 6BP
  • Head: Tyler Collins
  • T 01202 573808
  • F 01202 580532
  • E enquiries@port…
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  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Dorset
  • Pupils: 61
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 5th July 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 26th September 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Portfield is a special school with residential provision, catering for pupils with autistic spectrum difficulties, challenging behaviours and learning difficulties. The school has a number of specialist teaching areas and a sensory room. A range of therapies are offered including: aromatherapy, music therapy, play therapy, riding therapy, sensory integration, and speech and language therapy. TEACCH a person centred approach to autism developed in the USA that identifies and develops a support programme based on that child’s abilities, interests and needs is used. Pupils can work towards a range of qualifications incuding ASDAN awards. The school operates a 24 hour curriculum and works towards developing independent living skills.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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