Skip to content ↓
""

Sutton New ASD School

The Greenshaw Learning Trust has been given approval by the Department for Education to establish a new school in Sutton for secondary age students children on the autistic spectrum.
 
The Trust’s Sutton New ASD School will be a small specialist school for secondary aged pupils with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) relating to moderate ASD who meet the Local Education Authority’s admissions criteria.

Our personalised provision and team work will ensure that learning activities are carefully planned to meet individual needs, with the right support and strong links between home and school. Parents and pupils will be involved so that they can express their needs, interests and ambitions.

Our curriculum will emphasise personal and social development, vocational and life skills, numeracy and communication skills, and will include science and IT, DT, art, music, RE and humanities.  We will take pupils into the community so that they can develop confidence and can experience real-life settings.  We will provide appropriate vocational learning and employment experiences, working with local colleges and employers. 

Our staff will be specialists.  They will be appropriately qualified as teachers, HLTAs, TAs or as therapists in speech, OT, music or drama, all with successful experience of teaching pupils on the autistic spectrum.  They will engage advisors from local and national ASD organisations and be backed by expert teaching and support staff from the Trust.

Pupils at our school will have all the advantages of small-scale, specialist provision, tailored to children on the autistic spectrum, combined with the opportunities provided by the resources and expertise of the adjacent mainstream schools and the wider Trust. Pupils will be able to benefit from aspects of the adjacent mainstream secondary provision with its extensive facilities and broad and flexible curriculum and, where appropriate, mix socially and learn together with its pupils .

  • In our school, pupils will be happy and feel calm and secure; their parents will have confidence in the quality of the provision being made for them.
  • We will be ambitious for our pupils, carefully tailoring learning activities to meet each individual’s needs and promote their progress and welfare, and celebrating every milestone reached. 
  • Our team of appropriately skilled and qualified teachers, teaching assistants and specialist therapists will equip our pupils with communication, social and independent learning and living skills.
  • We will engage parents in their child’s education and ensure they are aware of the progress they are making, and we will involve appropriate partners and external experts.
  • Close links with our New Sutton Secondary School will enable our pupils to benefit, where appropriate, from sharing facilities, learning together and mixing socially.
  • Our school will provide a caring and stimulating environment, and will empower its pupils with independent living skills and confidence, to enable them be active and optimistic citizens in their future life.

Greenshaw Trust's Sutton New Schools

The Greenshaw Learning Trust has approval from the Government’s Department for Education (DfE) to open a new eight-form entry comprehensive secondary school with sixth form and a small specialist school for secondary aged pupils on the autistic spectrum in Sutton.

The two schools will be co-located so that, whilst retaining their own distinct identity, they can benefit from sharing facilities and resources. Sutton Council has given in principle approval to the secondary school and ASD school being built on the disused All Weather Pitch and a small part of the Sports Village at Rosehill Rec.

Find out more or apply for a place

If you are interested in applying for a place for your child at our school you should read the draft admissions criteria here (this will be available shortly).

You will then need to advise your local authority that you wish to name our school in your child’s Educational Health Care Plan.

We would welcome your support for our plans to open a new ASD school in Sutton.

If you wish to express your support for our proposed new ASD school, or be kept updated on our progress, please complete this form.