The Bendigo Special Developmental School provides education programs for school aged students with a moderate to severe intellectual disability, who reside in the Bendigo Region. The current enrolment is 133 students with a full time equivalent of 131.2. The new school premises were established in Kangaroo Flat in September 2006. Students have ready access to community facilities.
DEECD curriculum guidelines are followed at the school. Specialised curriculum addresses physical, sensory, social, emotional, behavioral and intellectual needs of all students. Each student has an individualised learning plan.