Our School

We offer a specialist service for children on the autistic spectrum with additional learning and communication difficulties, who require an individualised, highly structured and integrated educational and therapeutic provision delivered within a Total Communication approach. Our pupils require a bespoke package, typically in a small class group with at least 1:3 support.

Our teachers, therapists and support staff work in a fully integrated way, ensuring that a child centred holistic approach is core to practice. We recognise that all children with ASD experience three main areas of difficulty known as ‘The Triad of Impairments’. Our curriculum and the way we plan, teach and communicate with our pupils has the triad at its centre. 

Our lively, engaging and innovative curriculum is thematic. It is reviewed every three years, which enables us to adapt to pupil cohorts and take into account pupil interests. Each pupil will be encouraged to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, confidence and self-esteem to overcome their barriers and meet the challenges of adult life. Within each termly topic theme, we aim to cover all areas of the National Curriculum, at a level appropriate to each pupil. 

The 14-19 curriculum is planned around the Preparation for Adulthood key areas; Good Health and Wellbeing, Independent Living Skills and Relationships and Community. Students are offered a range of external accreditation including Entry Level, Unit Awards, City & Guilds, Duke of Edinburgh, ASDAN Life Skills Challenge and ASDAN Towards Independence courses.