Classes are organised flexibly usually according to their chronological age. Class sizes vary but there is an enhanced adult: student ratio of 1:4 or, on occasions higher ratios.
The school has specialist teaching areas including a science laboratory, food technology room, design and technology workshop, ICT suite, gardens and glasshouse and a large library and resources area. The school is also equipped with multi-media computers in each classroom
We have our own mini-buses, which mean that we can use many of the resources in the community.
All students have access to educational visits or school journeys. Parents / carers are asked to contribute to these events.
All classrooms are adapted, where necessary, to meet the needs of students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Potential sensory sensitivities are addressed by lowered ceilings, carpeted floors, adjustable blinds, and the use of calming colours in the decoration of rooms. Classrooms are organised to give students a visual timetable for each day. Individual student workstations are provided where appropriate.
We have undertaken a much needed million pound refurbishment programme to the exterior of our building so that the outside reflects the care and adaptations of the interior.