The Dorset Centre of Excellence is a place where world class research, best practice and personal development come together in a unique environment.

We seek to bring young people and professionals together in a beautiful community setting to take both on a journey of learning, development and discovery.

We are evidence led and forward thinking in our approach to achieving the best outcomes for young people and adults through a high quality, relationship based approach.

With a beautiful setting, extensive facilities and high quality people everything we do here is done with excellence in mind. We do our work with empathy, understanding and seek to enrich the learning, development and support journey for all who form part of our centre.

Our site is home to a range of extensive and high quality leisure facilities. These include the swimming pool, gym, sports hall and astro turf, which are available to hire out and book. Our excellent facilities are ideal to hire out for clubs, lessons, and events. Please enquire by completing our enquiry form and our team will get in touch.

Home to Dorset's largest SEND school, Coombe House School. Here, every young person is given the opportunity to thrive, experiencing an enriched learning experience in a safe and rewarding environment.