The Lighthouse Centre

The Lighthouse Centre (TLC) is the second site of Christchurch Learning Centre. There are five Learning Centres across Dorset. Learning Centres provide education for those pupils unable to sustain a full-time place in mainstream schools. Pupils can only gain access to provision if a referral is agreed by the Alternative Provision Admissions Panel. Once a place has been agreed at panel with identifiable outcomes and time frames, parents will be contacted to arrange an induction meeting. During the induction meeting, we will make initial plans for intervention and support and discuss an induction timetable which allows staff time to complete baseline assessments and plan a differentiated programme that meets the needs of the individual pupil.


01202 471410


Venue address
The Lighthouse Centre
20 Barrack Road
BH23 1PE


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-15:15
Tue: 08:45-12:15
Wed: 08:45-15:15
Thu: 08:45-12:15
Fri: 08:45-12:15

Service Details

Additional Information

Provision is available from two sites: our main site, Christchurch Learning Centre enables us to provide for those pupils demonstrating behavioural challenges. Our second site, The Lighthouse Centre enables us to provide for those pupils demonstrating social, emotional, mental health challenges and SEN. Christchurch Learning Centre (CLC) is currently able to offer 40 pupil places. This comprises of up to 28 places at our main site CLC on Stour Road and up to 12 places at our medical site at the TLC site on Barrack Road.

Referral information

Pupils are referred for additional support via a number of professionals including the Dorset Exclusions Officer, Health Professionals & CAMHS, Dorset LAC Team and the Dorset SEN Team

Age Range
5 years 0 months to 16 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
24/01/2017 Good View here


Wheelchair accessible
The Lighthouse has ramp access to the building and a lift to access both floors.
Parking availability information
On site parking is available with no charge with an allocated disabled parking bay.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilets are available for wheelchair users.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

• See our school’s SEND policy and information.

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Address: The Lighthouse Centre  20 Barrack Road  Christchurch  Dorset

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