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  • Cambian Wing College
    126 Richmond Park Road
    Bournemouth
    BH8 8TH
  • Head: Kim Welsh
  • T 01202 635630
  • F 01202 635631
  • W www.cambiangroup.com
  • A special independent college for pupils aged from 16 to 25 with Asperger’s syndrome or high-functioning autism
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Bournemouth
  • Pupils: 45
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: Usually paid by LA and EFA
  • Open days: On request
  • Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: Southlands School

What says..

Psychology is a popular course: ‘Often they are aware something is not right, and they do a fair bit of research on their own, so psychology is interesting for them, it puts their experience into context, without the emphasis on...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Psychology is a popular course: ‘Often they are aware something is not right, and they do a fair bit of research on their own, so psychology is interesting for them, it puts their experience into context, without the emphasis on them as an individual,’ says Welsh. ICT is also popular, with students taking a variety of qualifications in programming, digital skills, animation …

Principal

Since 2015 Kim Welsh, who was previously deputy head for five years. Was originally in banking, but transferred to teaching to be more compatible with family life. Prior to joining Wing she worked as a SENCo at a local school, and as a programme leader at the mainstream Bournemouth and Poole College.



Her finance background puts her at ease in the business side of running a college; and

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Special Education Needs

Diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism or autistic spectrum condition. May have associated needs including mental health needs, ADHD, OCD and behavioural difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
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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