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  • Beaucroft Foundation School
    Wimborne Road
    Colehill
    Wimborne
    Dorset
    BH21 2SS
  • Head: Mr Paul McGill
  • T 01202 886083
  • F 01202 848459
  • E office@beaucroft.dorset.sch.uk
  • W www.beaucroft.dorset.sch.uk
  • A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Dorset
  • Pupils: 161
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 31st January 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th June 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

Arriving from Toronto in 2012, it was difficult to find an SEN private school in the area, and our son didn't enjoy the small (and expensive) weekly boarding school we ended up placing him in. Beaucroft was highly recommended but is only open to local ratepayers in East Dorset. Their educational psychologist fitted in an interview, and concluded our son would benefit from attending. He really enjoyed his 2.5 years at Beaucroft, grew in confidence and gained Level 3 Equivalents in Maths and English, as well as several Asdan qualifications. The school suggested applying for Brockenhurst Sixth Form College, rather than continuing in the 12 person sixth form that was opened at Beaucroft in 2014, as they felt he would benefit from the higher level of attainment possible in its continuing education courses. although the daughter of friends finds it very suitable for her needs. Head Paul McGill and the staff did an excellent job, and continue to do so for the 135 odd pupils. The catchment area is east Dorset outside of Poole and Bournemouth, so quite large, and as noted, one needs to be a local resident and be approved by the education authority to be able to send your children there.

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Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide writes: Beaucroft Foundation School is a special school catering for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. Following a glowing OFSTED report, the school achieved beacon status in 2002. The school has good facilities including ample outdoor space. Initial contact regarding admission to the school should be made to the child's host LEA. Visits to the school, by appointment, from prospective parents are welcomed. Admissions are controlled jointly by the school, Dorset Pupil and Parent Services, and the child's home authority. The school provides outreach to other schools in the locality.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
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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