How We Work

Barbara Priestman Academy is a centre of excellence for students with autism and complex learning difficulties.

We offer an innovative and motivating learning environment that meets rigorous external standards. Students work with a range of professionals to complement our outstanding curriculum.

We aim to develop students’ lives, academic and vocational skills and support their sense of well-being. Through action research and professional development we promote life-long learning and improve practice.

We work closely with partner schools through the Ascent Academies’ Trust, Thinking Schools, the wider community and parents to enhance learning and opportunities for all.