Parkstone Base

Specialist, personalised education for students unable to attend mainstream school, usually for health reasons.

The Parkstone base provides a safe, secure and positive environment for students to enable them to overcome their barriers to learning. Through our nurturing environment we aim to build students resilience to enable them to access education and transition back to mainstream or on to a range of post 16 options.

All of our students struggle to engage with education and have been referred to us by health professionals. We work closely with health colleagues, in particular the Tier 3 CAMHS team to support our students and their families.

Our curriculum closely mirrors a mainstream curriculum offering Key stage 3 and 4 classes in small groups of no more than 8 pupils. Students can access a combination of GCSEs, vocational courses, Functional Skills literacy and numeracy, PSHE, sport and active leisure whilst developing their emotional literacy and communication skills.


We provide an aspirational curriculum that prepares students for the next stage of life after school, typically education, employment or training.

Download: 2021-2022 curriculum map