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 Education Pathway is an individualised programme of study for pre-14 pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) with an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP). All pupils are assessed on an individual basis and matched to a pathway which is best placed to meet their needs.

The Educational Pathway (Pre-14) is designed to support pupils as they progress through to their next stages of education. A bespoke programme is developed around pupils’ EHCP outcomes, which acknowledges their current educational attainment and required support needs to reduce their individual barriers to learning. The programme builds upon skills and knowledge, ensuring pupils have a robust educational foundation to support their future learning, aspirations, and progression.

The pathway intentions are to encourage the development of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • Science
  • Preparing for adulthood:
    • Education
    • Independent Living
    • Community Inclusion
    • Health and Well-being