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

Choosing the Continuing Education pathway of the Learning for Living and Work Programme enables you to undertake a variety of sessions to develop your skills in a range of different areas.

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 pupils aged 14 - 19 years

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

Pathway Content

This pathway could include: 

  • Vocational courses from Entry Level 2 up to Level 1

  • Functional Skills qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT from Entry level 1 up to Level 2

  • Visits to continuing education providers

  • Individual travel training programme

  • Support to develop strategies to self-regulate your social and emotional well-being

  • e-Safety

  • Personal safety

  • Communication and social interaction skills

  • Problem solving

  • Independent living skills

  • Community inclusion

  • Health and well-being

  • Experience of work

  • Social action project