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Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

Referrals : 0800 024 6985 | [email protected]

What makes us unique?


  • A low arousal, enabling learning environment where children feel safe and secure.
  • Quality First teaching throughout the school.
  • National Curriculum adapted to meet individual needs.
  • A personalised approach to holistic development, including a sensory diet.
  • A working partnership with the family.
  • Preparation for adulthood; accreditations and qualifications, life-skills and character building experiences.

Key information


  • Day
  • 7 – 16
  • Autism (ASC) and associated needs
  • Functional Skills, ASDAN, BTECs and GCSE qualifications
  • Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and access to Educational Psychology

Silverways School provides specialist support for children with autism and associated learning needs in an environment designed to best meet their learning requirements. Our nurturing school supports up to 50 children aged between seven and 16 in small classes where learning and the curriculum is determined by individual needs.

We specialise in helping children who have found mainstream education challenging, and in some circumstances traumatic. Some children will have been out of education or have significant gaps in their attendance before joining Silverways. At Silverways we help children re-engage with education by providing a safe, low arousal environment and a team of outstanding teachers and support staff with a proven track record of successfully teaching children who struggle to cope in school.

Our carefully designed environment has been created to accommodate children’s sensory needs and create the best setting for them to learn and succeed.

The specially-designed school offers a safe learning environment for children living 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 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, Silverways School ensures that all young people thrive.

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

Our outside play area has been carefully designed to give children a chance to be physically active or rest and recuperate between lessons in a quieter space.  Movement is so important for children with autism as it helps them self-regulate. So with this in mind the play equipment has been designed to form a ‘sensory circuit’ which means children benefit from effects these movement have on their body and brain while simply ‘playing with friends’.