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Welcome to The Austen Academy




Opened on the 19th April 2021, The Austen Academy is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for learners from Year 1 to Year 11 whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment. All students will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in relation to their Social, Communication Needs (SCN)  associated with a diagnosis of Autism.


Housed in a purpose built two-storey building with specialist classrooms and extensive external grounds, the Academy will grow to offer spaces for up to 128 full time pupils with personalised academic and therapeutic programmes to help them progress in life. 


Our high-quality, professionally qualified staff team will bring out the best in all learners through a personalised approach, enabling them to achieve beyond their expectations. Time with us will significantly improve a young person’s chances in life due to our mixture of high-quality teaching and nurturing. Children and young people will build the confidence and the emotional resilience they need to manage their everyday lives and develop the language and communication skills necessary to engage positively in the community and eventually to live an independent life through employment and further education.


Please visit the admissions page for more details on admissions arrangements. 


The Austen Academy is part of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust.


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