Mountjoy is a Special School located in Beaminster, West Dorset. The school provides a warm and close-knit community for young people between the ages of 2.5 and 19 and aims to help maximise their potential for learning and independence.
It was a brand new school – built for 48 pupils with physical and learning disabilities and is nearly four times bigger than the old building on Flood Lane in Bridport. The outdoor play area is almost 10 times the size of the former playground.
Dorset County Council agreed to re-locate Mountjoy from Bridport onto the Beaminster School site in 2010, after discussions with the headteacher and governors at the secondary school.
The budget for the Mountjoy project was just under £9 million, and also included providing state-of-the-art learning facilities for all pupils such as a sensory studio, media studio, sensory hydrotherapy pool and soft play room.