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NAS Cullum Centre

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Type of service: Day schools

The National Autistic Society's Cullum Centres help students on the autism spectrum get the support they need to thrive in a mainstream school setting.

With generous financial support from the Cullum Family Trust, The National Autistic Society and Surrey County Council are developing purpose-designed and built specialist centres in four mainstream secondary schools in Surrey. The centres will provide specialist support from trained staff, such as learning in small groups and therapies, and a calm setting to retreat to..

The NAS Cullum Centres will be operated by the individual mainstream schools and pupils will spend the majority of their lesson time in the mainstream school itself. Every NAS Cullum Centre will follow MyProgress®, The National Autistic Society's methodology to an autism-specific education.

The National Autistic Society will also provide:

school-to-school support

support with recruitment

support with induction training

Autism Accreditation registration support

one of our School Improvement Advisors.

The Centres will provide specialist support allowing students to stay in mainstream Surrey schools nearer to home. Each Centre will be unique to each school.

The four Surrey schools opening NAS Cullum Centres are:

Salesian School in Chertsey, opened in September

Rodborough in Godalming, opened in September (the purpose-built centre opens in October)

Hinchley Wood School in Esher, scheduled to open in 2016

Howard of Effingham School in Effingham, scheduled to open in

The Centres have been established as a model of support, and their impact will be evaluated, so the lessons learned can be shared. If successful, we will look to form other partnerships, so that similar centres can be rolled out in schools across the UK.

For all details, information and advice on the admissions process visit the Surrey County Council website: and



Age: From age 11 to 18

Aimed at: Adolescent , Child , Young person

Gender: All genders

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Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers

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Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0AQ

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Howard of Effingham School, Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JR

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Rodborough, Rake Lane, Milford, Goldalming, Surrey, GU8 5BZ

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Salesian School, Guildford Road, Chertsey , Surrey, KT16 9LU