Art exhibition at The Exchange

We currently have an exhibition of pupils' work on display at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. This is our third exhibition, and well worth a visit. There's also a café at the venue so you can enjoy some refreshments whilst viewing the art. If you visit, please leave us a comment in our visitors book.  Thank you to everyone who has already been to have a look, and for leaving comments. The exhibition is open until Saturday 23rd June.

Post 16 visit the Isle of Wight

Post 16 students spent four nights on the Isle of Wight from 4th to 8th June 2018. They had a wonderful time, and the weather was glorious which really helped. They were accompanied by Mr Maher, their class teacher, and three Teaching Assistants. Mr Maher said that the students were brilliant, and were a pleasure to take away. A big thank you to the staff for making this possible, and for giving our pupils such an unforgettable experience.

Art competition

Mrs Haydon, our Head of Art, organised a competition to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, and both pupils and staff were able to enter. We had some beautiful and very creative work submitted. In assembly we announced the winners, pictured here, and they all received a prize. The artwork will be on display at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton from 4th June for two weeks.


Open Morning 9th May

We had a successful Open Morning on Wednesday 9th May, with a good number of visitors to look around the school. We were very pleased that Cllr. Val Pothecary, Chairman of North Dorset District Council, was able to visit, and looked around the school and college. She was very impressed, and thought her guide, Violet, did a wonderful job. All of our pupils who helped to take visitors around were brilliant, and we are very proud of them.


Music for Autism

We were fortunate to have another visit from Music for Autism, a wonderful charity which provides live music sessions for children and young people with autism and other special needs. A trio of wind musicians played to pupils, who were able to conduct and sing along. Many thanks to John Lubbock for arranging this for us. You can find out more about Music for Autism on their website at