Our Cullum Centres are operated by individual mainstream schools and students will spend the majority of their lesson time in the mainstream school itself. Every Cullum Centre will follow the National Autistic Society’s methodology to an autism-specific education.
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.
Each centre will be part of the National Autistic Society supported strategy, receiving autism-specific training.
Each school will receive funding of up to £1m from the Cullum Foundation for a bespoke purpose-built centre.
Each school will work towards Autism Accreditation
Each Cullum Centre is included in the network of Cullum Centres enabling ongoing support for the staff and Heads of Centres.
Each school will have an experienced Specialist Autism Education Consultant
Cullum Student profile
Cullum students are autistic young people who require specialised support to enable them to succeed in mainstream schools but who have the cognitive ability to achieve in line with their non-SEND peers. Without the support that a Cullum Centre provides, these identified pupils would not be able to achieve their potential in a mainstream setting but are not suitable for special school placements.