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.

Welcome to the Mackenzie Thorpe Centre

Welcome to the Mackenzie Thorpe Centre. Thank you for visiting our website. I hope it provides you with some useful information about our school.

The school offers a broad and balanced responsive curriculum, designed to meet the assessed needs and abilities of all our pupils. The curriculum is designed to increase meaningful outcomes for pupils, needed for the next stage of their education and into adulthood. We've created an environment for everyone to feel safe and appreciated for their individual contributions. I believe we have a responsibility to ensure our learners are equipped with confidence and skills to live their lives safely and successfully and to go on to take their place within the local community and beyond. I have the highest expectations and aspirations for each of our children and young people. The school has implemented a person-centred approach which addresses any barriers through holistic approaches, involving a range of specialist staff and other support agencies. Multi-disciplinary assessment procedures, further supported by key staff, provide pupils and their families with continuity to help build positive and trusting relationships. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you require further information, to organise a visit or to book in on our next open day.

Tracey Train

Principal