Purbeck View School

We have a flexible approach to learning, personalising the curriculum and teaching groups to meet students' individual learning needs and abilities.


Purbeck View School offers a diverse, active and highly structured curriculum within an environment that is calm, consistent and purposeful. We aim to ensure that all areas of need from the individuals Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) are well provided for.


We have designed a curriculum to address the main deficits experienced in autism; communication, social interaction and imagination.


Our curriculum supports our young people at whatever skill level they require, and follows their individualised progress. The young people take part in educational activities on site, such as learning vocational skills on a farm.


Post-16 education for our young people is arranged in partnership with local colleges. 


Learning doesn't stop when education ends - teaching staff work closely with care staff to ensure that our young people have access to opportunities.


The young people at Purbeck View School practice life skills in the home environment with the care staff, or when out in the community.


All young people are offered opportunities to develop work related learning skills or where appropriate attend work experience placements. 


Purbeck View School Environment


Purbeck View School is located in Swanage in the South of England. Based in the beautiful Purbecks, the school has a stunning view of the sea and easy access to the beach and nature.


The School creates a very nurturing environment; every student has their own room, many with en-suite facilities and the accommodation is very homely, warm and inviting.


We have nine homes within our School, each with a distinctive identity. Each home benefits from communal lounges, bathroooms and most have small kitchen areas.

Qualifications we offer include:


✓ Entry Level

✓ Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

✓ ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

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The school is close to the town centre and students can take advantage of being close to the community.

Areas for supportive learning include:

✓ Large sports hall

✓ Sensory room

✓ Therapy suite

✓ Library

✓ ICT suite

✓ Playground

✓ Sports field

✓ Selection of bicycles

✓ Trampoline