Welcome to Begdale House School

Jo Murray

Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Begdale House School, which provides both day and residential placements for up to eight pupils. Set in a pleasant, rural location on an extensive plot, it provides a quiet and nurturing environment for pupils.

We offer a rich, varied and stimulating curriculum, which includes academic and vocational studies and the school has a very bright, inviting atmosphere. Our curriculum focuses on promoting Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Physical development.


'Succeeding Together, Achieving More.' We strive to provide an excellent education alongside supporting pupils as they re-engage in their education. Begdale House School aims to develop pupil’s personal strengths, to promote their self-worth and become confident young people. We have strong values, these are rooted into everything that we do and these values help our pupils to progress. The school takes a pupil centred approach to learning, encouraging pupils to take ownership of their learning and progression.

The underpinning values at Begdale House School include:
• Accountability
• Belief
• Focus
• Ownership
• Respect

Begdale House School aims to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment to offer the pupils the best possible education and opportunities and prepare them for post 16.

What sets us apart from other schools

The school has a dedicated staff team, which are knowledgeable, creative and fun, and the school is set in beautiful grounds with lots of outside space for learning and adventure. School pupils work through a differentiated curriculum appropriate to his or her ability and Key Stage.

The school provides pupils with opportunities to achieve nationally recognised accreditation in both academic and vocational learning.


Begdale House School is a specialist school providing education to pupils aged 10-16 years. We are an alternative education provision for students at risk of or who have been permanently excluded from a mainstream school, this can be for a number of reasons but primarily the ones with challenging behaviours.

Pupils at Begdale House School may have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

Areas of expertise

Begdale House School specialises in providing pupils with high levels of support during structured and unstructured learning. Begdale House School can adapt the curriculum to meet the pupil’s needs and offers a wide-ranging curriculum meeting pupils’ interests.

At Begdale House School, we specialise in the following subjects, Hair and Beauty (Onsite salon), Animal Care, Land Based Studies (Onsite Allotments) & Business Studies.


Begdale School’s First Aid Policy is available to parents on request or via the school office

"“Your enthusiasm for the transformative value of education is inspiring” ." Social worker

"The school aims to ensure that pupils reach their full potential within a safe, supportive environment." OFSTED