All core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum are taught. (with the exception of Modern, Foreign Languages). The whole school curriculum is a means of realising our central vision:
- Spa School is a community made up of students, parents, staff and governors, working together.
- Our vision is to provide excellence in education for students with autistic spectrum disorders.
In addition to the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, all students have access to a number of other areas to support their development, particularly speech and language therapy. We are a special school and aspects of our whole curriculum reflect this.
The school has a strong tradition of extra-curricular activities, including residential, day trips, cultural visits and weekend activities. Parents are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of activities if they are able to do so. The school has a successful record of fund raising to support the above.
All students work towards targets agreed as part of their Individual Education Plan. Some students have access to additional support for literacy or specific learning difficulties.
Where appropriate, our students take part in the national end of the Key Stage 3 assessments in Year 9. Students also work towards accreditation at the end of Key Stage 4, in Years 10-14.