Harbour Vale School

We work with young people between the ages of 11 and 16 from North Dorset who are unable to attend school full-time. We offer the National Curriculum, GCSEs, ELCs, Unit Awards and a very rich and varied non-academic curriculum. We aim to help our students back into school or on to further education, work or training. At Harbour Vale School we understand the importance of working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. We want our students to Believe in themselves, Achieve to the highest level, and to Succeed in their plans and aspirations, towards a successful adult life. At Harbour Vale School, we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to return to mainstream school at the soonest opportunity, with a collective and cohesive focus on progress.


01935 814582


Venue address
Simons Road
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-16:00
Tue: 08:30-16:00
Wed: 08:30-16:00
Thu: 08:30-16:00
Fri: 08:30-15:30

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mrs Victoria Rashleigh. Harbour Vale School was previously called Sherborne Learning Centre, but changed it’s name on the 1st November 2019 when it became an academy and joined Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust.
Referral information

Referral from specific agencies. Professional via Children Out of School panel.

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• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
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Age Range
11 years 0 months to 16 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection


Parking availability information
On site parking, drop off facilities
Toilet facility information
Ground floor

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

See our school's SEND policy and information
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Address: Simons Road  Sherborne  Dorset

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