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About Us

The Heights Academy

All of the pupils who attend The Heights Academy will:

  • have an Education and Health Care Plan
  • have a primary diagnosis of Autism (ASC) and possibly associated Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH).
  • be working at or close to age related expectations.

We recognise that each young person on the autism spectrum has unique needs and approaches to learning.  Pupils at The Heights Academy have often found mainstream settings overwhelming or overstimulating and therefore they have struggled to access the full range of the curriculum and achieve their potential.  Therefore, pupils at the school require a more personalised approach to enable them to access the age related national curriculum.

Our staff provide a caring and safe learning environment and work in partnership with our parents and carers to ensure that all our children are able to reach their full potential.

At The Heights Academy, the staff and pupils promote and practice British Values across the curriculum. We also prioritise the well-being and personal development of the whole Heights community.


Pupils will taught in classes of 8

Key Stage 2 will consist of 1 class per year group.

Key Stage 3 and 4 will consist of 2 classes per year group.

Support staff are assigned to each class group and higher levels of support are provided for classes in which younger or more dependent pupils are placed. Class teachers assisted by their support staff are responsible for the pastoral care of all children in their teaching group.

During the 2023-2024 academic year, The Heights Academy will only be open for pupils in Years 3 -7