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  • Acorn Park School
    Andrews Furlong
    Mill Road
    NR16 2HU
  • Head: Mrs Philippa Whipp
  • T 01953 888656
  • F 01953 887021
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 6 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Norfolk
  • Pupils: 94
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Usually Paid by LA
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Acorn Park is an independent, specialist day and residential school that caters for children and young people aged 4 19 years who have autism and associated difficulties. We have a deservedly good reputation with parents and placing authorities for meeting the needs of children and young people who also have moderate or severe learning difficulties, and whose behaviour can be challenging. In September 2012 we extended our provision to cater for children whose attainment is average or above average, but who need an autistic friendly environment in order to achieve their academic potential. ...Read more

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Special Education Needs

We are a specialist independent day and residential school for children aged 4-19 with an autistic spectrum disorder, who hold a statement of special educational need. Our school is particularly appropriate for children and young people who require a co-ordinated and consistent programme of education and care. The school offers day, 38 week and 52 week provision in an attractive, rural setting of 30 acres of parkland. We are situated on the edge of a small village yet within easy reach of two larger towns. Our school is designed to resemble a village community, in harmony with the South Norfolk landscape. Our children enjoy the space and freedom of a peaceful school environment.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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