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Lion King at QE

Thank you QE for making us feel so welcome at your wonderful production of THE LION KING!”

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Ofsted Latest

Please click on the links below to find out about our Ofsted Progress Letter from Jill Ofsted Letter

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Fund Raising

  We are delighted with our brand new school building and now want to make sure our play areas are wonderful too! We are fundraising hard to make sure that all of our pupils, whatever their age or their needs, have great fun places to be with their friends and learn outside. If you would like to...

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Montacute is a specialist school for children and young people who have Complex Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (CLDD).

This means that our pupils usually have more than one part of themselves that affects their ability to learn. These parts interact with each other to create a unique picture in terms of their individual learning needs and abilities. People with CLDD are unlikely to fit into a ready–made learning framework, and need a very personalised learning pathway put together for them.

At Montacute, we have skilled staff with different types of expertise who can collaborate together – as well as with external consultants where needed – to create learning approaches for individual pupils, based on finding out about that particular pupil. If we come across a pupil who needs us to have some knowledge we do not have, we will train ourselves so we can support that pupil.

We specialise in taking pupils who are at the most complex end of the spectrum, ie. children and young people whose ability to learn has been most affected by their difficulties and disabilities.

Here are some examples of diagnoses our pupils may have:

  • Autism
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Complex Developmental Delay 
  • Complex Medical Needs
  • Emotional / Mental Health Needs eg. Anxiety / OCD
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Sensory Integration Difficulties
  • Sensory Disabilities

Montacute can take pupils from the age of 2 to the age of 19, or at any points in between.

To read our prospectus please click on the links below
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    Wow... what a start to the week. Today we are learning Yoga in school to help us develop our balance, co-ordination, flexibility a...

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    Our end of week, 'Star of the Week' assembly was about being a good friend. It was great to see how well our pupils support each o...

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  • 14th April at 12:41

    Brush off your dancing shoes and join us for our Barn Dance on the 6th May! This is a big fundraiser for the school and we need yo...

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    It was delightful to meet the women from the Broadstone Evening Townswomen's Guild and to hear all about the interesting things th...

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  • 11th April at 11:50

    Wow - look what we now have in our playground!! Musical chimes, drums and glockenspiels... not sure who is having the most fun......

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Montacute School

3 Canford Heath Road
BH17 9NG

Tel: 01202 693239
Fax: 01202 657363
email: office@montacute.poole.sch.uk