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Services summary

The Ribble Autism School provides a highly bespoke package for each and every young person that we support. We build an individually-tailored plan to help our students reach their academic, emotional and social potential.

Our services

  • A specialist, highly ambitious and varied curriculum, designed to ensure every pupil’s needs are fully met

  • Learning delivered in individual classrooms and/or group-learning environments

  • Bespoke packages for pupils using tailored approaches from a range of interventions specifically designed for supporting and teaching people with autism

  • A therapeutic learning environment

  • Modern, well-equipped facilities and outdoor areas

  • Opportunities that engage young people in appropriate learning so they can achieve outstanding progress relative to their starting points

  • A dedicated and experienced staff team in supporting young people with autism

  • Close links to other specialist and mainstream provisions

  • A wide range of planned activities in the local community

  • Support strategies for self-management of anxieties and independence

  • Regular communication with parents, carers and Local Authorities

A dedicated staff team

The dedicated and experienced staff team in supporting children and young people with autism includes:

  • Head Teacher

  • Deputy Head Teacher

  • Specialist Teacher

  • Teaching Assistants

  • Access to a specialist multidisciplinary team

An environment designed to meet the pupils’ needs

Pupils attending The Ribble Autism School will have complex needs. We excel in creating a safe space in which our pupils can thrive, re-engage with their education, and make outstanding progress in social communication and emotional resilience.

The classroom environments have been designed with specialist input from our multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of pupils with autism. The classrooms include areas to support pupils’ processing needs, their need for movement breaks, promote social communication and ease anxiety.

The pupils are encouraged to have input into their own learning environment in order to help them to see school as a safe place, where their needs are seen and understood. Learning opportunities, activities and resources will vary considerably between classes and between individuals. This is to ensure that all learning styles are fully met and that all our pupils are being challenged to grow and develop socially, emotionally and academically, with the delivery of an ambitious but supportive therapeutic curriculum.

Keeping you informed

The Ribble Autism School prides itself on building close relationships with parents and carers. We will hold coffee mornings, Children Looked After meetings and annual reviews which give parents and carers a chance to visit the school, meet with staff and discuss their child’s progress. We also use these meetings as an opportunity to celebrate our young people’s achievements by presenting a video slide show of some of the work and activities that they have been involved in.

We take a pro-active and personalised approach to keeping parents and carers up-to-date with their child’s progress. On admission, we agree with parents/carers what communication they want, how often and if they prefer face-to-face, telephone or email updates. Contact is then individually tailored to requirements in-line with these preferences.

Part of one of the leading specialist education providers

We are proud to be part of Aspris Children’s Services, one of the UK’s leading specialist education providers. We form part of a network of schools and colleges sharing best practice and learning from each other’s successes.

As part of Aspris Children’s Services, we also have access to a wide variety of additional services across the UK. This enables pupils to make smooth transitions to associated colleges when they leave us.

We will benefit from a comprehensive and continually updated range of training, expert information and advice for educating and supporting children with autism. Our new school will be overseen by an Operations Director, Health and Safety Advisor, and Quality Lead, ensuring a consistent and robust approach of the highest standards.

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The Ribble Autism School Brochure 17.01.2024 (0.9 MB)