We are an established Alternative Provision specialising in re-engagement, working in partnership with BCP, Dorset and Wiltshire Councils delivering a variety of exciting and engaging programs to young people and families.

Our core aim is to ensure all children are ready for a smooth transition into the next stage of their own personal life journey, whether this is a return to mainstream school, specialist provider or a post 16 placement.


Personalised Learning Dorset work hard to ensure children have the resilience, confidence and correct support to be a success.


Services and Provision

Our Alternative Provision is more than just re engagement, it comprises of mentoring and guidance, ASDAN, emotional literacy and life skills, all interwoven to ensure a comprehensive package of support for the young people we work with.


At PLD we understand how important re engagement is and it is the core focus of our provision. 

As well as ensuring our programs have a strong focus on positive wellbeing and social development, we are an approved ASDAN centre, able to deliver a range of courses to suit each young person we work with.

We know every pathway is different and we work hard to build a package of support with all parties to maximise the chance of successful re engagement. 



& Guidance

At points in all of our lives we need someone to talk to when things start to feel overwhelming.

All our staff are highly trained and experienced mentors who offer a caring, professional service to the young people they support.


At the heart of everything they do is a desire to ensure all young people get the right support to succeed. 



We believe in making sure that young people are given the chance to understand the benefits of healthy living and the importance of taking care of themselves both physically and mentally. 


All young people at PLD have an assigned Key Worker and access to a range of services including ELSA, CBT, Anger Management and Counselling according to their individual situation and needs.


Our Projects

At Personalised Learning Dorset we are more than just an Alternative Provision. Our skills and experience mean that we can offer a range of programs and services to support young people in need.

Alternative Provision


You may be a school leader looking for something more bespoke for a particular student, or an early help professional looking for that quality re-engagement program for a young person you are supporting. 


Perhaps you are a parent, looking for an alternative when your child is not coping in school. 

No matter your situation or need, if your looking for a professional re engagement provider, PLD can help. 

Level Up


New to PLD 2022!

An exciting holiday club offer for young people that require extra support outside of the school term, looking to give them a real opportunity to gain life skills and next steps support.


Specifically aimed at teens and young adults, Level Up aims to give young people the chance to gain useful, relevant skills and meet other young people in an enjoyable, relaxed environment. 



Healthy living, healthy eating, healthy mind. From planning and preparation, to planting and cultivation, our young people have the exciting opportunity to take part in our new allotment project. 

Ideally located in Blandford Forum, everyone can have a go at growing their own and experiencing the joy of the outdoors. 

Why choose us?

Don't just take our word for it, see what our service users and referrers say about our work.

"PLD helped our son to regain his confidence after a significant period out of education. He achieved more than we could ever have hoped for with a personalised program tailored to his needs.


The staff put the pupil at the centre of every decision they make, and we can't thank them enough for what they have helped him to accomplish."

Mr and Mrs Wellstead


Why choose us?

Don't just take our word for it, see what our service users and referrers say about our work.

“PLD offered our child support, flexibility and understanding at a time when it seemed that there was no-one that could understand the obstacles in the way of him engaging with an educational setting.”


Mr and Mrs Allard


Contact Us

If you would like to find out more, make a referral or are interested in working with us we look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your message, we will be in touch soon.

Personalised Learning Dorset

The Grain Store

Shaftesbury Lane

Blandford Forum, Dorset

DT11 7EG