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Purbeck View School

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Interim Principal: Sarah Stacey


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

Phone: 01929 422760


➜ Cambian Purbeck View School Prospectus (Download)

➜ Welcome Book for Students (Download)


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


We are a registered day provision for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated complex needs. The school meets the needs of up to 57 young people from 7-19 years of age.


We support a range of young people from across the country, some have severe learning difficulties alongside their autism. Most of our students have some behavioural difficulties. All students have individualised programs of care and education tailored to meet their complex needs.


We have lots of fun on site at the school and take part in lots of activities and events. We are incredibly proud of our school and the achievements the young people make on a daily basis. The community of Swanage is very important to us and you may see our students and staff out in the town regularly, benefitting from the local amenities and local beauty spots.


Students at Purbeck View are supported by highly trained and experienced education staff and by specialst teams with the school. This establishes students' progress holistically, to ensure by the time they leave us, they are fully prepared for adulthood and their next steps. 


Partnerships with Families

Working in close partnership with families to secure the best possible outcomes for our young people is of paramount importance to the Purbeck View Team. We enjoy supporting families to be in close contact with the school, to play an active part in the lives of all our young people. Teachers make regular, informal contact through telephone calls and weekly newsletters, as well as the School’s formal contact through End of Year Reports, reviews and letters.


Parents are encouraged to participate in Governance Meetings, held three times per year, to feedback on current performance of the School and provide suggestions or comment. Purbeck View also runs a regular Parent Forum for parents to bring their views, wishes and feelings to. These are usually held on the last day of term.


We hold social events across the year celebrating the successes of the young people, and various religious festivals as part of our embrace of diversity and values.



To view our vision, click here.


The Proprietor


The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board.

The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is:

Andrew Sutherland,

Managing Director Education,

Metropolitan House,

3 Darkes Lane,

Potters Bar,


EN6 1AG.

The telephone number on which the representative of the proprietor may be contacted is 07701314378.


Student Profile

We welcome:

• Mixed Gender

• 7-19 years

• Primary Diagnosis of Autism

• Co-existing Conditions of Autism

• Learning Difficulties

• Complex Needs

• Attachment Disorder

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


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