Specialist Education

Covid-19 Update: Our schools and colleges are operating aligned to the latest Government Covid-19 guidance. As with the wider population, we are working alongside the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 and we will keep parents and carers fully informed of any local infection spikes that may impact our schools.


We are grateful for the continued support from families and carers at this time through what continues to be an extraordinary challenging time for everyone.


➜ Remote Education Policy – click here


Purbeck View School

Prospectus | Policies | Testimonials | News | Enquiries


Northbrook Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1PR (Map)

Phone: 01929 422760


➜ Cambian Purbeck View School Prospectus (Download)


We’ve been rated 'GOOD' by Ofsted, find the latest report here.


Purbeck View School  is a 38 and 52-week mixed-gender residential school, welcoming students aged 7-19 years old with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  We can also support co-existing conditions of Autism, learning difficulties and complex needs. Day provision is available for students who live close by.


We offer access to the National Curriculum using modified or differentiated programmes of study, where appropriate. In addition, we provide vocational training and further education opportunities. Drawing upon our proven expertise in specialist education and 24-hour care, we focus on the development of personal, social, communication and living skills. A multi-disciplinary team and high staff ratios ensure intensive individual support.


Small, supportive environment


Cambian Purbeck View School consists of small class groups, creating a supportive and relaxing environment where students can learn and achieve their personal best. Each student can increase in confidence and build self-esteem through the progressive achievement of realistic individual goals and targets.


Purbeck View School exists to deliver care and education through a waking day curriculum. We aim to provide a friendly, co-ordinated and stress-free environment where each student has the emotional and physical space to learn, grow, develop and achieve their personal best, both academically and socially.


Admission can take place at any time during the year.


To view our vision, click here.


Student Profile

We welcome:

✓ Mixed Gender, age 7-19 years

✓ Primary diagnosis of Autism

✓ Co-existing conditions of Autism

✓ Learning difficulties

✓ Complex needs

Our dedicated team include:

✓ Specialist Teachers and Tutors

✓ Trained Teaching Assistants and Senior Teaching Assistants

✓ Qualified SENCO

✓ Residential Managers with, or working to, a level 5 qualification

✓ Dedicated Waking Night Team

✓ Highly specialised Speech and Language Therapist

✓ Highly specialised Occupational Therapist

✓ Clinical Psychologist

✓ Assistant Psychologist

✓ Behaviour Support Coordinator

✓ Transition Coordinator (Post-19)

✓ Independant Careers Advisor

✓ NYAS Student Advocate