Budmouth is an outstanding and innovative College which, through high expectations and valued relationships, engages its community of learners in lifelong learning by providing opportunities for successful academic and personal development.
Our last Ofsted judged us as Outstanding, recognising that a good education is not just about examination results, but about preparing young people for life and developing their character and confidence through outstanding teaching and exciting opportunities.
We are a large secondary school with pupils aged from 11 – 16. We have also a 6th form which offers a range of courses to those aged 16 – 18.
Our College Site
Our College site has a main teaching block called The Hub.
Other buildings include:
· The Learning Support Centre
· Clare Hall
· Everdene Hall/Performing Arts and Art
· The 6th Form Centre
· The Design Technology Block
· The Sports Hall
The Hub, which is a new building, has a lift, meaning that all parts of the building are accessed.
There are also lifts in the foyer and in the Design Technology block. The majority of our College site is accessible for wheelchair users as we have a number of ramps into some of our older buildings.
There are disabled toilets in Clare Hall, the Design Technology block, The Hub and the College also has a wet room and a physio room.
Designated parking bays for visitors can be found to the right of the main College entrance and there is a drop off point for wheelchair users outside of the Sports Hall.
Our College Day
Our College day starts at 8.30 when students begin to arrive for registration.
From 8.40 until 8.50 students are in registration with their tutor, or in an assembly.
Our lessons last for an hour and we have two lessons before break, which starts at 10.50 and lasts until 11.10. We then have two more lessons until lunchtime.
Lunch starts at 1.10 and ends at 1.40.
In the afternoon we have one lesson and students leave for home at 2.45.
Our SEN Team
Mrs Davies has worked within SEN Department since she began teaching, holding the position of SENCO in a number of schools before joining Budmouth.
Mrs Davies has been a Consultant SENCO for Dorset and more recently a SEN ‘Champion’ providing advice/guidance for new SENCO’s.
The Learning Support Centre is usually staffed from 7.30am to 6pm Mondays to Thursday and from 7.15am to 4pm on Fridays.
Mr Peter McCarthy is the contact point for those students placed in the Asperger’s Resource Base. He can be contacted on 01305 830552 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr McCarthy has extensive experience as an English teacher before becoming Head of The ASD Resource Base at Budmouth in 2000. Mr McCarthy has a wealth of experience in managing/advising our young people with Autistic Spectrum disorders. The ASD base remains the only one in Dorset to date and the work of the Base is well respected. Mr McCarthy has also delivered Inset on Autism to various Dorset Schools.
Mrs McNab joined Budmouth as the Director of Student Support in January 2017. She has a great deal of experience of working with young people in a therapeutic setting.