Aycliffe School

Aycliffe School is an independent, purpose-built specialist school based at the North East Centre for Autism, Newton Aycliffe in County Durham for pupils aged 3-19


Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) pathway is an individualised Pathway for pupil’s age 3-5 years old with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) ensuring pupils learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe with the specialised support to do so.

This programme is based on education milestones, communication and language development, physical development and personal social and emotional development

The pathways main aim is to promote teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives pupils the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The pathway intentions are to encourage the development of:

  • Communication and language development
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design