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Iford Academy

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Iford Academy comprises of 3 schools specialising in supporting young people who have a variety of complex needs relating to Social, Emotional and Mental Health and/or Autism, who may also benefit from additional therapeutic support.

At the heart of all that we do is our commitment to offer a personalised, pupil-centred approach which provides all our young people with the best possible opportunity to move forwards towards a happy and successful future. Our therapeutic and nurturing approaches fully support our mission to develop their self-esteem and to foster a love of learning which will prepare them for their next steps on their journey toward adulthood. We strive to remove any barriers to learning so our young people can fully engage in their learning, catch up on any lost learning and then continue on to make accelerated academic progress.

Our extensive facilities, expert staff and strong links with external professionals allow us to ensure that we can provide an educational experience tailored to meet the specific needs of all our young people.

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Venue/Contact Details
Iford Academy
Petersfield Campus
Petersfield Road
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Toilet Available
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • School Term Only
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 5 years to 16 years
Referral process:
  • Please contact the school.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Dyslexia
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
Religious / cultural provision:
Multi-cultural education based on British Values.
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