The Forum Centre

The Forum Centre is part of the Local Authority’s Children Out of School Service (COOSS) which makes educational provision for children who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to attend school. Currently there are five learning centres across the county, these are all registered as schools by the Department for Education. The purpose of a learning centre is to provide alternative education for those pupils who, for a number of reasons, are unable to access mainstream school. Pupils may have been permanently excluded from school, be at risk of exclusion and dual registered with their mainstream school, be unable to attend school for medical reasons or be experiencing other difficulties.


01258 455202


Venue address
Park Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7BX
North Dorset

Service Details

Additional Information

Head teacher: Kim Rickford. Visit website for more information.

Referral information

Referral from specific agencies. Professional via Children Out of School panel.

Age Range
5 years 0 months to 16 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/07/2019 Good View here

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

At the point of referral to The Forum Centre, pupils' identified needs have been judged appropriate for the environment. The environment offers specialist teachers in a small and nurturing setting. In addition we have effective access to multi-agency professionals to support your child in their education. A key aim of the provision is to offer a consistent approach to addressing pupils' barriers to learning with the intention of developing their full potential.

Please see our SEND information.
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Address: Park Road  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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