Primary and secondary facilities
Key facts about our primary and secondary facilities
- Well maintained, autism-friendly classrooms and teaching areas
- Multi-sensory room and occupational therapy centre
- Music room and music therapy room
- Fully equipped art and design and design and technology studios
- Cookery teaching kitchen
- PE facilities
- Student-run school café
- Teaching toilets
- Age-appropriate toilets and showering and changing facilities
- Secure, spacious well maintained playgrounds, refurbished to support the development of leisure skills
- Quiet, sheltered courtyard
Our main school building is set up to meet the needs of your child. Space is available for one-to-one teaching whenever it is required, and the classrooms offer quiet space if your child would like to have time to themselves. All our classrooms have easy access to outdoor areas.
The key teaching rooms include:
- well-resourced English, Mathematics, Humanities and PSHCE rooms
- bespoke facilities for Art, Science and Design Technology
- a media room offering very high quality ICT equipment
- a teaching kitchen with a fridge, freezer and washing machine where we can help your child to develop the skills they need in daily life
- a sensory room to provide your child with a safe, calming environment to use when they need it
- a low-arousal music therapy room in the music centre, which also includes a teaching room with a piano and lots of musical instruments to try out.
We have special rooms for occupational therapy and speech and language therapy and these are used for group and individual activities. Our school offers a gymnasium which includes a fitted audio system and two full-length movement mirrors.
Our Key Stage 4 cafe area has a serving counter and brightly coloured tables and chairs. This is where your child can choose to have their lunch. Our older children also run a school café and tuck shop from time to time as part of Business enterprise and ASDAN.
You can find more information about the main school curriculum online.
Our beautiful, well designed playgrounds surround the school. They are a perfect and secure place for your child to play and relax during school time. There are four areas to play in, all with a high-quality range of autism-friendly climbing and play equipment to encourage your child to swing, slide, explore, meet other children and develop motor, sensory and problem-solving skills.
We have a lottery-funded sports facility at the back of the school, offering a large football and sports pitch including high-quality changing rooms. We work in partnership with local schools in the use of these amenities, which is a great benefit to our children. Our sports facility contains lots of PE equipment and the outside space to support all our activities on the physical curriculum, like cycling.
"A school that looks good, has fine facilities and offers excellent care, understanding and education, centred round a core of communication and connectivity with people who understand the world of autism. 'It tastes good here,' said one child, and in the world of autism we doubt there is a higher accolade."
Good Schools Guide
Very successful creative and expressive arts curriculum that includes plenty of art, music, drama and dance. ‘My son has been given every opportunity to learn how to choreograph, for example,’ commented one happy parent. Older pupils are often out and about in the afternoon: either swimming, visiting the library and or going to the park. Others hone their entrepreneurial skills in the local market where they run a stall, which involves organising the rental, researching the market and deciding what to sell.
Good Schools Guide 2018