3 Dimensions is an approved independent special school for pupils aged 7 to 25 and providing Key Stage 2 up to Secondary and post 16 education for 16 pupils with or without Education, Health and Care plans or Statements of Educational Needs with:
3 Dimensions school has been accepted as an “approved” independent special school and its details is published on the Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List.
This means that 3 Dimensions School can now be considered alongside other approved schools and institutions when local authorities publish the local offer of support available to children and young people with a Staement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)and must refer to the institutions on the approved list.
All institutions on the approved list have a reciprocal duty to co-operate with the local authority on arrangements for children and young people with SEN/EHCP, and to have regard to the statutory guidance in the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (Code of Practice).
The Children and Families Act 2014 also gives parents and young people the right to express a preference for “approved” independent specialist provision when their Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is being agreed and completed. Under section 38 of the Act, if an EHC plan names a maintained school or academy, FE college, non-maintained special school or approved Section 41 independent special institution, the local authority must secure a place at that institution and the institution must admit the pupil or student if a place is available.
Our Local Offer page has more information on the support available to children and young people with a Staement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in Somerset or Devon.
3 Dimensions School is accredited by the National Autistic Society for the quality of its provision. NAS Accreditation is a highly regarded quality standard and recognises the outstanding work the school undertakes in delivering an educational curriculum to pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other related communication difficulties.
Following a recent re-inspection in February 2016, 3 Dimensions School has been re-accredited for a further three years until April 2019.
If you would like to read the Accreditaion Award Panel Report you can download it below:
"Students thrive in a safe and nurturing environment" OFSTED 2015
We aim to provide a personalised curriculum and a quality education designed to meet each individual young persons needs in an enviroment that is warm, secure and nurturing.
We believe that engaging with learning is the key to young people achieving success and therefore we aim to provide a creative, active and exciting curriculum that aims to inspire, stimulate and motivate all our young people. We aim to help every young person to aquire the life and social skills to move to a more independent and positive future
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.
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