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.

Pathway Overview

This programme is based on education milestones with access to meaningful and appropriate accredited qualifications are linked to the pupil's planned destination. 

Entry Requirements
  • You must have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and is subject to commissioning by your local authority

  • This pathway is aimed at pre-14 aged pupils

  • A three day referral visit followed by a comprehensive extended initial assessment period

Pathway Content
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • Employment
  • Independent Living
  • Community Inclusion
  • Health and well-being
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • ICT
  • PHSE
  • Keeping yourself safe
  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem solving
  • Access to appropriate accredited qualifications where meaningful and linked to planned destination