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Our New Minibus

We recently took delivery of our new minibus. Click here to learn more

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Our video

                 Created by the video team at 4Com Plc and donated by the 4Com Foundation   A huge thank you to 4Com from all at Montacute School   

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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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    Lionel, our fabulous Site Manager, and amazingly talented baker, has once agin made a fantastic Christmas Cake for us to raffle fo...

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    Thank you to TESCO and to everyone who voted for our project "Step Outside - Movement" in the Tesco #bagsofhelp initiative! We ca...

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  • 1st December at 12:24

    A STANDING OVATION for our amazingly talented cast of 'The Tempest'! ........ It was the last night of the entire Shakespeare S...

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  • 30th November at 18:01

    The Montacute Cast of 'The Tempest' have completed their technical and dress rehearsals ready for their performance in an hours t...

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    LAST CHANCE TO vote for our bid to the the OneFamily Foundation for some tactile floor markers to help our blind and visually impa...

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Montacute School

3 Canford Heath Road
BH17 9NG

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