Mackenzie Thorpe Centre

The Mackenzie Thorpe Centre is an independent specialist school based in South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland for pupils aged 5-19


Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Pathway Overview

This programme focuses on providing 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.

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:

  • Developing Personal Skills
  • Independent Living
  • Citizenship
  • Managing Relationships
  • Skills Needed for Work including enterprise projects
  • Functional English, mathematics and ICT skills
  • Accessing community facilities such as accessing health services and getting about safely
  • Household skills such as food safety and storage and basic meal preparation
  • Accessing a range of facilities and activities in the local community to promote community inclusion
  • Personal care/development such as healthy living, personal awareness
  • Managing own health
  • Rights and responsibilities such as living in a diverse society and self-advocacy