Thornhill Park School

Thornhill Park School is an independent specialist school based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear for pupils aged 4-19


Our mission is to work together inspiring, supporting, celebrating and equipping autistic and neurodiverse children, young people and adults.

Partnership Success

Sustainable partnerships with schools, colleges, local authorities, housing associations, employers and local communities continue to lead to tangible benefits and further improving outcomes for our learners, promoting social and economic inclusion and well-being, enriching lives and demonstrating value for money.


Durham Wildlife Trust

Thornhill Park School is working in Partnership with Durham Wildlife Trust again this year as volunteers with the John Muir Trust Award.

A range of our pupils have been volunteering at Rainton Meadows nature reserve (ran by Durham Wildlife trust). Pupils have participated in a range of conservation activities such as litter picking, pruning hedges, making new wildlife habitats, feeding wildlife and recording siting’s from the bird hide.This element of the curriculum has provided engaging opportunities for pupils to experience the world of work and to see how their contribution improves the community for everyone to enjoy. Pupils have been involved in conservation work and have had hands on experience of wildlife and nature conservation.