Exciting Opportunities

Barbara Priestman Academy is fortunate to have a highly professional staff team who are committed to their own continuous learning and in supporting our fantastic young people to be the best they can.

We are an Advanced Thinking School, which reflects our desire to see our young people find their own voice.
We have NAS (National Autism Society) accreditation that reflects the quality of provision that meets the needs of young people with ASC.

As well as delivering academic learning, we are also hugely proud of the wider learning opportunities that we offer, from the arts to outdoor learning, from student well-being to cultural activity.

Here’s what our students say about us;

“The best things are the opportunities we have including residential visits, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and the opportunities to explore ourselves and who we are;”
“The support we get from staff and their open-mindedness;”
“The school tries to expand our thoughts and help us see others’ points of view; Teachers are always there to help us;”
“The school has given me confidence so I can believe in myself. I have done some amazing things!”
“I will bring what I can and the school meets me halfway and encourages me; The school makes me more driven to do better. The positivity of the school boosts us all.”
“I enjoy it lots, there are exciting things to do.”