Excellence in Care and Education
Excellence in Care and Education

 Curriculum and Meeting Individual Needs

" The individualised curriculum allows students to thrive" OFSTED 2015

The curriculum followed at 3 Dimensions School is personalised for each student and is designed to meet individual needs, the dictates of the National Curriculum, communication and language needs, sensory and motor planning needs and emotional needs.


Our Post 16 Curriculum policy is avalable on the School policies page.


The National Curriculum is followed in breadth rather than in depth and schemes of work are modified to meet pupils needs. The curriculum (academic, social, moral and spiritual)aims to develop the full potential of all facets of the pupil and recognises and celebrates the individual's worth and contribution to the school community.


All pupils are encouraged to participate in all activities (academic, social and physical). A structured planning procedure ensures a balanced and broadly based curriculum is achieved. Time management, differentiation, evaluation, progress and continuity are built into the planning programme.

Our curriculum is enhanced through:

  • Forest School
  • REACH-Outdoor education
  • Expressive arts
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Communication participation skills
  • Daily living skills
  • Home Skills
  • Supported college placements
  • Swimming

A range of therapies is a central and integrated aspect of our whole curriculum and is provided on an individual, group and occasionally whole class basis. Therapy is an essential driver of our pupil's progress and is organised on individual need basis.


The therapies offered include:

  • Speech And Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Anger management
  • Child and Adolescent Metal Health therapy (CAMHS)
  • Working with animals
  • Mindfulness

Read the latest Chardleigh House "Good" Ofsted Report dated  31.10.2017

 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.

Chardleigh House rated Good in all areas following Ofsted inspection on 23.08.16. To view the report go to the Chardleigh House Ofsted page.


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. 

3 Dimensions School rated Good in all areas by Ofsted following an inspection at the end of April 2015. To view the report in full go to the School Ofsted page.

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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