Dovedale is a 72 place unit for children and young people in Key Stages 2 to 4, all of whom are referred by The Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service (SENAR). All of the children referred to the Dovedale Centre have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan (ECHP) to James Brindley School and are on the autistic spectrum with an additional severe emotional need.


Dovedale Centre is an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Resource Base Centre providing an inclusive education for pupils whose primary need is ASC, with many pupils who also have multiple SEN (co-occurring) including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as Anxiety and Attachment Disorders.


We have a strong team of dedicated and well trained teachers and support staff who work with the children on a daily basis in lessons as well as during extra curricular activities and educational trips. The lessons are designed to fully engage all pupils in the class and take advantage of the equipment on site to bring excitement and fun to learning.



Pupils at Dovedale are fully engaged in activities that help improve their social skills as well as improve the school experience for all that attend.



Dovedale Centre, James Brindley School, Perry Common Road, Birmingham, B23 7AT. Tel: 0121 666 6409 ext 2313.


Dovedale Computer Science

KS3 Centre Computer Science



At Dovedale, we have a School Council which is lead by enthusiastic pupils from all ages throughout the school. School Council meetings are held once a half term and are a good chance for pupils to share their views about the changes in the school as well as hear about future plans that will affect them.


Our pupils are dedicated to improving the school and making sure the pupil voice is heard. Each member of the council asks for feedback from their year groups which they then feedback in the council meetings.






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We teach across 11 sites including teaching centres and hospitals in Birmingham. We also provide support for children finding it difficult to access education outside of the home, due to both physical or mental health related reasons. We find children and young people respond best when they feel comfortable in their surroundings, which is why staff work hard to ensure that every pupil in our care receives the best possible education in a safe, stimulating and supportive environment..

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