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  • Cambian Wing College
    126 Richmond Park Road
    BH8 8TH
  • Head: Lois Sellwood
  • T 01202 635630
  • F 01202 635631
  • W
  • 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 (36 boys, 9 girls); 29 boarders
  • 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..

Developing the mindset for work, especially good attendance and appropriate behaviour, is a priority. One student works at Asda four days each week, attending college one day, and has been offered a job when he leaves. Another has a football coaching job once a week at a local primary school. And a small group of students recently completed a one week placement at the IBM offices in Winchester.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since April 2017, Lois Sellwood, previously head of department and director of the inclusive learning curriculum at South Downs College. Originally from South London, Lois studied English and business at the University of Bournemouth followed by a PGCE at Canterbury University and a masters in specific learning needs at Southampton. She has worked at several large mainstreams including Southampton and Portsmouth Colleges, but she decided to specialise early on in her career, becoming learning support team leader and teaching standards manager at City College Southampton. Married last year, Lois enjoys walking in the New Forest (occasionally followed by a visit to a country pub).

Academic matters

Cambian Wing College is a specialist further education college providing day and residential provision for 16-25 year olds with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism, complex needs, challenging behaviour and mental...

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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
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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