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Mountjoy School Opens To The Public


8:55am 22nd July 2013
(Updated 2:09pm 22nd July 2013)

A Dorset special school's preparing itself for public scrutiny for the first time in Beaminster this afternoon.

Mountjoy, which relocated from Bridport to a multi million pound purpose built site, is showing parents and residents how the money was spent in helping to teach students with a range of physical and learning difficulties.

It's the only local authority special school in West Dorset, and caters for more than 40 students with complex needs.

Among the facilities there are a hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and other specialist areas.

James Franzen, headteacher of the OFSTED ranked 'Outstanding' school, says they were made very welcome in Bridport, but now want to reach out across West Dorset to share their centre of excellence with the whole community.

The Public Invitation event runs 4 till 6pm, and Mr Franzen says 'There will also be a chance to discuss the school's approach to teaching and learning for youngsters who have a range of complex needs, whilst developing a greater understanding about how the school supports  the learning community, particularly if you are a parent, carer and /or work with a young person with additional needs'.

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