A warm welcome to the Beaucroft School and College Website.

Please have a look at the video above, “A Day in the Life of Beaucroft” – it really was filmed in one day!  It shows more in two minutes than a lot of words can say.

Beaucroft is a Foundation Special School that caters for children and young people between the ages of four and nineteen who are experiencing learning difficulties, including complex needs, and those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Our pupils’ needs range vastly and we are dedicated to giving the very best education to the children that they deserve.

Beaucroft is a special place, where children feel valued and staff ensure that learning needs are met. In addition to the National Curriculum, it offers a personalised, innovative curriculum to meet particular learning needs, focused on practical, community based learning, creating a friendly, caring environment where children positively thrive.

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently high. Staff know each pupil exceptionally well. This means staff plan activities which precisely meets the needs of pupils and which enable them to learn well and thrive. Activities planned excite, motivate and inspire pupils.’  (OfSTED June 2018.)

We are both extremely proud of our school, having worked here in different roles for many years. As our most recent OfSTED confirmed, we have an extremely skilled and experienced staff team who provide a safe, inspiring and fun place for all our students. Our curriculum provides the opportunities for academic and social development that will enhance the life opportunities for our students as they move into the adult world.

In June we opened Beaucroft College, located in Wimborne town, in the heart of the community, (next to our wonderful Community garden). This incredible environment accommodates primarily our Post 16 students and a transition senior group. The location and incredible environment lends itself to a host of community and enterprise opportunities including the continuation and expansion of our successful and much loved community cafe. It really reflects the Beaucroft community spirit and is a great introduction to Beaucroft and our ethos. The skills the students acquire reflect our preparation for adulthood curriculum. There is always a warm welcome and lovely atmosphere. It is a unique dining experience and in our opinion the best in town!

We hope that you enjoy visiting our site and that it provides you with the information or news that you require.

Joe Barnett and Diane Makariou