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Purbeck View School

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Northbrook Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1PR

Phone: 01929 422760

Purbeck View School

Purbeck View School is a 38 and 52-week mixed-gender residential school for students aged 7-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and associated difficulties. 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 additon, 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.


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.


We’ve been rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted, this report can be found here.


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Student Profile

May have one or more of the following:


•  Mixed gender, ages 7-19

•  Primary diagnosis of Autism

•  Complex needs

•  Challenging behaviour

•  History of placement breakdowns

•  Has an Education, Health & Care Plan

Our dedicated team include:

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Trained teaching assistants

✓ Speech and language therapist

✓ Assistant psychologist

✓ Clinical psychologist

✓ Occupational therapists