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 Pathway to Independent living is an individualised Programme for 14-19 year olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) with an Educational Health and Care plan (EHCP).

The programmes primary aim is to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding of how to look after themselves, live as independently as possible in their preferred environment, and promote their social inclusion with the specialised support to do so.

This programme will usually run for four years, where individualised programmes are developed around pupils EHC P outcomes to prepare them for adulthood.

The pathway intentions are to encourage the development of:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Independent living
  • Community inclusion
  • Health and well-being
  • Personal, social and emotional development