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Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

School Contact Information

Key information

  • Day
  • Key stages 2, 3 and 4
  • ASC and associated complex needs
  • Functional Skills, BTECs and GCSE qualifications
  • Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and access to Educational Psychology

Fernways School provides specialist support for children with an autism spectrum condition in an environment designed to best meet their learning needs. Our welcoming, warm and nurturing school supports up to 45 children in Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 in small classes where learning and the curriculum is needs-based and fully accessible to the pupils.

We help children re-engage positively with education including those who have been out of education for a significant period of time or who have had negative experiences in other school placements.

Our specially-designed environment has been created to best meet children’s sensory needs and create the best setting for them to learn and achieve their potential.

The specially-designed school offers a safe learning environment for children with autism. Children experiencing challenges will thrive in the school which takes a bespoke approach to teaching and learning. The team creates personalised, creative curriculums which are tailored for each child’s needs and interests and have the experience, skills and qualifications needed to provide the very best care and support for vulnerable children.

Class sizes are very small and classrooms are ‘enabling environments’ with sensory lighting, muted colours, individual work stations and visual timetables.

The curriculum is designed to meet the specific academic, social, emotional and sensory needs of each young person. Through close partnerships with families, professionals and the wider community, Fernways School ensures that all young people thrive.

The range of qualifications offered include Functional Skills, BTECs and GCSEs and vocational qualifications. We offer a core curriculum of English, Maths and Science at various levels.

The clinical team work closely with all staff to up-skill them so that SALT, OT and EP practices are embedded in our day-to-day practices creating a therapeutic milieu across the school.