About us

Pupils in the sensory garden

Welcome to Church Lawton School

We opened Church Lawton School in 2015 as a free school for autistic children. We provide a complete education all the way from age 4 to age 19, building each child’s development week by week, term by term and year by year.

We are a local school, educating children from East Cheshire, Staffordshire and Stoke. We opened because our research showed that autistic children need this specialist provision to thrive academically and socially. We have spaces for 60 children and every child here has the potential to achieve well academically. We have high expectations of them all.

We designed and built our school specifically for autistic children, and have created a comfortable, quiet and spacious place to learn. Our classes are small and all our staff are trained and experienced in working with autistic children. We see how relieved children are when they come here - at last they have found a school that understands them.

We celebrate your child’s strengths and recognise what they find hard, and help them to develop all their skills through a highly individual programme. Above all, we take time to get to know your child so that they enjoy school, learn well and become ever more confident in their own abilities.

“Izzy was first up this morning (dressed and ready) and we have had a wonderful evening. I think Izzy is really enjoying her new school and as a result is much happier at home.”

- Parent of pupil

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