Off-Site Curriculum

DSC08349A copy of our curriculum statement is available here.

Rural Skills  

We have strong links with Future Roots, a Care Farm in North Dorset. Many students attend in order to learn about farming and to spend time caring for the animals. Many also study for a City and Guilds qualification too.

Work experience

Year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to attend a Work Experience placement as part of their provision.  They can attend a block placement, usually for one or two weeks, or an extended placement for one or two days a week, or a mixture of both.  The most popular placements for our students tend to be in mechanics or hairdressing, but placements can be found in any area of the World of Work, providing the companies pass a series of Health and Safety checks and the area of work is age appropriate.


Some students have attended the week long SPARC (Safer People and Responsible Communities) course in February.  This project is run by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service for young people between the ages of 13-18.  The young people benefit by learning fire fighting skills, team building skills, build on their self esteem and learn fire and safety awareness as well as raising awareness of career oppportunities.


Equilibrium work with young people one to one in a wide variety of ways. Have a look at their website for a lot more info!


We use REACH youth workers to offer support and interventions to any students that we think will benefit from an alternative provision or project work. The students who take part are offsite for one day a week usually.



Forest School

Working on joint and individual projects within a flexible outdoor setting allows students the space and safety to develop personal and social skills such as team building, self regulation and reliance, as well as learning to enjoy the outdoors, cook on a camp fire, build shelters and be more active.



Students are offered the opportunity to take part in sailing lessons. These lessons help to develop a range of skills, such as co-ordination, working with others, as well as building confidence, gaining new skills and having fun!