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Our Homes

Below is a brief overview of our homes and the facilities which we offer.


For more information on each of the homes and to view the latest Ofsted reports then please use the buttons below or the navigation panel on your left to access comprehensive details on each home.



Our Homes - in Somerset and Devon


Chardleigh House – SC060758 – is Registered for 5 young people and at present it is a boys only home. Chardleigh provides a Positive Behaviour Program that focuses on what is gained not lost, for young people with challenging behaviour, social and learning difficulties, including Asperger’s and ADHD.


Woodview – SC407753 – is Registered for 4 children or young people with social vulnerability and challenging behaviour. These young people are not streetwise and are placed for their own safety. The home provides a safe nurturing environment, where past and present issues can be resolved, in a family style situation without the pressures of family life.


Transitions into Adulthood


We provide continued support for those who are returning to live in the community and also provide our own adult care facility, Ashcroft for those who are more vulnerable.


The 3D Approach


3 Dimensions was formed in 2004 by a small group of individuals with a vast and diverse experience of working with vulnerable young people with challenging behaviour.  


Staff members are trained to provide Autism specific programs, using Positive Behaviour Programmes, including elements of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis).


Young people within our residential care sttings may also need to receive education via our independent, registered SEN School.


Care and School work in unison, to provide positive outcomes which enable young people to function successfully in the community.


Social Skills, Communication and Flexibility of Thought are skills we encourage our Young People to keep improving throughout the waking day. Because some of our young people are stronger in some of these areas than they are in others, we endeavour to tailor each person’s placement plan on an individual basis. In this way, we address the weaknesses as well as playing to each young person’s strengths to ensure optimum growth and positive outcomes.


3 Dimensions' School - on the South Somerset and East Devon borders


An approved, Independent Special School - 933/6207 registered for 16 pupils aged 7 - 25 years old offering Key stage 2 up to Secondary & post 16 education for children and adults with learning disabilities, vulnerability in the community and communication difficulties including ASD.


Our school's acceptance as an Approved Independent Special School means its details will be published on the the Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List and will now appear alongside other approved schools and educational institutions when local authorities publish the local offer of support available to children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).


Our School is focussed on teaching skills needed to encourage Independence. Pupils receive the opportunity to Generalise Skills learned in the community, such as Positive Behaviour Management, Communication and Life Skills.


We provide a Differentiated Curriculum tailored to each individual’s needs and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications, such as ASDAN, Key Skills, appropriate GCSE’s and vocational based diplomas.


High Staff Ratios, access to 1:1 support, for new and difficult lessons, tutors trained in ABA and caring for Vulnerable Young People with challenging behaviour. NAS Accreditation awarded December 2012.


Our Mission is to be one of the UK schools that help re-establish the true meaning of the term “Education”. For more information visit our School pages.


3 Dimensions School rated Good overall with Outstanding in Personal development, behaviour and welfare! Following an Ofsted inspection 21.06.2018. To view the report in full go to the School Ofsted page.

Read the latest Chardleigh House "Good" Ofsted Report dated  21.06.2018

Read the latest Woodview "Good" Ofsted Report dated  24.08.2017

Chardleigh House rated Good following Ofsted inspection on 04.10.17. To view the report go to the Chardleigh House Ofsted page.


 Secretary of State for Health congratulates Ashcroft on CQC Outstanding rating Read letter.

Ashcroft re-inspected by the CQC on 04.05.2017 and retains its Outastanding rating. Read the full report here.

3D School accepted as an “approved” independent special school and its details will be published on the Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List when next updated after 31st August 2016. For more information visit our School. page.

Woodview rated Good in all areas following Ofsted inspection on 06.07.2016. To view the report go to the Woodview Ofsted page.

3 Dimensions School has been re-accredited by the National Autistic Society for a further three years until April 2019. 

CQC rates Ashcroft's adult care as outstanding April 2015. Read the CQC press release here or go to Ashcoft's page and click on the CQC link for the full report.

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3 Dimensions

Chardleigh House
Chardleigh Green  
Wadeford Chard


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