The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy A GSG School
- The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy
- Head: Mrs Jennifer Dixon-Clegg
- T 01425 693297
- F 01425 674320
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.fortunecentre.org
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 16 to 25
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 34
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £50,000 - £85,000 pa, depending on level of support required
- Open days: Spring and Autumn
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
All learning is centred around the yard and stables. There are 27 horses, an indoor and outdoor arena, tack room, hay barn, feed room and laundry and drying room. The scents of horses, leather, and feed are rich – but this works surprisingly well for some sensory overloaded pupils. ‘Some are much more relaxed when inhaling the aromas around horses,’ says Dixon-Clegg.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 1990, Jennifer Dixon-Clegg. However, her association with the centre goes back to childhood – mother was the co-founder and original principal, and Dixon-Clegg began volunteering here as a sixth former. A former nurse, mum to a big family, and inevitably horsey, these roll into the package you might expect of a practical, pragmatic head, unafraid to muck in or call a spade a spade. And she has the authority ordained by her deep association with the centre to refuse to mould the provision to tick Ofsted boxes when that is not in the best interest of her students.
Chatty, interesting, and opinionated – don’t expect a short visit but you certainly won’t be bored. Evidently a hands-on head – during our visit she shot off a couple of times to...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|