Purbeck View School

Purbeck View School is a 38 and 52-week mixed-gender residential school, welcoming students aged 7-19 years old with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. We can also support co-existing conditions of Autism, learning difficulties and complex needs. Day provision is available for students who live close by. We offer access to the National Curriculum using modified or differentiated programmes of study, where appropriate. In addition, we provide vocational training and further education opportunities. Drawing upon our proven expertise in specialist education and 24-hour care, we focus on the development of personal, social, communication and living skills. A multi-disciplinary team and high staff ratios ensure intensive individual support.


Venue address
Purbeck View School Northbrook Road
BH19 1PR

Service Details

Additional Information

Headteacher - Paul Kniveton. Our students often have complex needs, learning difficulties associated with autism and challenging behaviour. The schools location in the seaside town of Swanage ensures that integration into the community is a part of daily life. Students have access to all the local amenities, the beautiful Purbeck Hills and coastline trails. Admission can take place at any time during the school year. We believe that children with ASD do not progress and develop if left alone. Only with consistent, appropriate intervention will they learn the skills necessary to achieve their potential in later life.

Age Range
7 years 0 months to 19 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
26/04/2023 Satisfactory/Requires Improvement View here

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

See our school's SEND policy and information
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Address: Purbeck View School  Northbrook Road  Swanage  Dorset

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