Clay Hill School

Special needs catered for

Clay Hill School is a new school providing care and education for up to 25 young people aged 5 to 19 years with autistic spectrum disorders and associated learning difficulties. Up to 14 young people can be resident, either on a weekly, termly basis or 52 week basis.

Support services provided

Every young person is allocated a case manager who is responsible for co-ordinating and facilitating our inclusive approach across all internal and external services. The case manager has responsibility from admission through to transition into adulthood within the wider community. Young people also have an allocated key worker who will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination of all aspects of their life at Clay Hill School.

General environment

A stable and caring environment combined with high staff to pupil ratios ensures that every pupil at Clay Hill School has the opportunity to develop their ability, share new experiences and reach their full potential.

There are three residential houses at Clay Hill, which all accommodate small groups of young people in similar peer and social groups. Each residential house provides a welcoming, homely environment and each young person is encouraged to decorate their rooms to their own taste and preferences, allowing them to create a more personal living environment.


Clay Hill School






Karen Gaster

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Length of school year

52 weeks

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Type of school

Independent residential school for young people with ASD and complex needs


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