About Westfield

Westfield Arts College is a 4-19, Dorset special school serving the needs of 180 children and young people with moderate and complex learning difficulties. Half of our pupils have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in addition to their learning need. Pupils come to us from all over Dorset, travelling to school each day in transport provided by the local authority. Westfield pupils are taught the full National Curriculum, adapted and delivered at a pace that suits their rate of learning. In addition, a very strong emphasis is placed on the wider curriculum, hands on learning and independent living skills.


Mission Statement

Broadening horizons

School Aims

  • To offer each of our pupils an exciting, well balanced curriculum and outstanding opportunities that support them to achieve their full potential.
  • To provide a safe and happy learning environment in which our pupils grow into confident, independent young people with the skills they need to make a positive contribution to society.
  • To hold the pupil at the centre of everything we do by working in close partnership with them, their parents and carers, external agencies and the community beyond the school.
  • To maintain and further develop a superb staff and governor team that is able to offer our pupils education and care of the highest quality.

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