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.

Aycliffe School is excited to announce that we are hosting our first ever music festival, AyclifFest, on Friday 28th June.

The aim of the day is to provide all pupils with opportunities to experience new things, encourage social interaction and to reward everyone for their excellent efforts throughout the school year.

The main attraction on the day is the band, and we have Aukestra playing in the afternoon. Aukestra is a group of neurodiverse musicians who cover all musical styles, so we are sure that everyone will enjoy seeing them. We have also organised a silent disco to get pupils in the mood and we are looking forward to seeing who has the best dance moves. 

Like most festivals, it’s not just about the music. We have booked an inflatable assault course and a bouncy castle. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts activities and a photo booth to capture the mood of the day.

For those pupils who prefer to chill, there will be board games and a cinema room available for them to socialise in a quieter environment.  We are hoping that we manage to avoid the typical wet weather that you would associate with Glastonbury, so we are also going to have a visit from the ice cream van to round off the day.