We support pupils aged 4 to 19 years with a range of complex needs including:
- learning difficulties
- complex needs
- autistic spectrum condition
We admit pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan.
Admission is through the local authority panel process.
Our school and facilities
Beaucroft School is located within spacious grounds, with a number of buildings including the sixth form building known as The Burrow.
Early Years classes are located within a self-contained base with access to their own:
- sensory room
- outdoor learning area
- a gym
- a food technology room
- sensory rooms
Our site has a large amount of outdoor space, including:
- an adventure playground
- outdoor teaching areas
- a sports field
- outdoor sensory areas
- an outdoor pool
We also run a cafe in the local community which is staffed by post-16 students from our school.
Curriculum and qualifications
At Beaucroft School we follow the national curriculum.
We offer a personalised curriculum designed to meet particular learning needs, focussed on practical community-based learning, creating a friendly, caring environment where children positively thrive.
We offer additional activities and accreditations for each department, including horse riding for pupils in Early Years and the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for older pupils.
Post-16 pupils follow:
- the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum (English)
- the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum (maths)
Approaches and staff expertise
At Beaucroft School we train our staff to deliver find and gross motor skills.
Our pupils can access a range of therapeutic programmes, including music therapy and play therapy.
Access to outside professionals
At Beaucroft School we have links to:
- occupational therapy
- speech and language therapy services
- educational psychologist
- social worker
This young man's teachers are all so proud of the fantastic progress he has made this year and all that he has achieved. It has been wonderful to see how he has matured and grown in confidence. He is a joy to interact and spend time with and he is always full of giggles and has a cheeky smile. He has benefited tremendously this year by starting to use Proloquo2go, his iPad app, to communicate what he wants. It was wonderful to see the joy in his face as he began to learn that he could use it to communicate to people and voice his wants and needs and especially to ask for his favourite things like McDonalds!
Next steps and transitions
Special school places are not always permanent. Every year a child or young person's special school placement will be reviewed as part of their education, health and care (EHC) plan review process and will discuss various options including:
- into adulthood
- life skills
- developing independence
- sixth form choices
- Local Offer after 16 years and after 19 years
- Kingston Maurward College
- Bournemouth and Poole College
- Brockenhurst College
- Burrow's Bistro
- Sweet 16, making and selling arts and crafts
- RAFA Cafe
The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently high. Staff know each pupil exceptionally well. This means staff plan activities which precisely meet the needs of pupils and which enable them to learn well and thrive. Activities planned excite, motivate and inspire pupils'
Ofsted, June 2018
"My daughter is a more confident, happy and sociable girl. I am very pleased with the school and the support they have given her."