An outstanding specialist school for autistic children and young people aged 4 ½ to 22 years old. We have over 50 years experience in providing a holistic and personalised education within a caring and safe environment. Our creative approach and performing arts specialism helps every autistic child to learn and develop. We are an ArtsMark (Silver) School. We have an international reputation for innovation and a progressive approach to education.
The purpose of our school is to help prepare young people to make a successful transition into adulthood with the confidence and the necessary skills to live as independently as possible and participate in their local community.
The mission for our students is to provide them with both an education and environment which are safe, respectful and inspiring.
Sybil Elgar School's vision is to prepare our learners for life beyond school through specialist education that works for autistic children and young people.
Whilst the mission and vision of the school are uniquely our own, we share the values of the National Autistic Society.
Our admissions process
If you are interested in your child attending Sybil Elgar School, the first stage is to contact your local authority and indicate your preferences for Sybil Elgar School.
All students must have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP, formerly a Statement of Special Educational Needs) that refers to a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
If you are working with a child for whom Sybil Elgar School might be suitable, we recommend that you contact us for an initial conversation about the child’s needs and the services we offer.