Gretton School: Griton, Cambridge, UK

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Gretton School: Griton, Cambridge, UK

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Introduction

Gretton School is an independent specialist day and residential school providing individually tailored programmes of education, care and therapy for 124 boys and girls aged 5—19 years with Autism Spectrum Condition, high functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

As an NAS (National Autistic Society )-accredited school, Gretton School provides a calm and purposeful atmosphere where consistent daily routines and staffing helps to keep anxiety at a minimum and ensures that students feel safe and confident in their surroundings. Class sizes (average between  5–7) are small with high  staff to student ratios. The curriculum is enriched with real-life opportunities to learn with trips, visits and outings. And learning is extended beyond the National Curriculum through weekly 'Special Interests' sessions.

This high functioning autism school provides support services: Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Educational Psychologist.

The vocational curriculum is tailored to individual needs and ambitions, and includes access to qualifications. Post-16 pupils are supported to identify and access courses at local colleges, as well as work-related learning placements within local organisations.

The main aim of this high functioning autism school is building calm atmosphere where children have fun, are expected to work hard, learn new skills and knowledge, to behave in an appropriate manner and prepare for university, college and employment.

At this special school UK tailored programmes of care, education and therapy are developed to reflect the individual needs of pupils, parents and carers, and commissioning agencies. Fees are

therefore calculated individually following a comprehensive assessment of need and reviewed periodically, or when required, to ensure that they remain in line with the needs of the pupils.



Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 12 12 24
Day School: 50 50 100
Year of foundation: 2010
Some history: Gretton School is a part of the Cavendish Education Group.

Cavendish Education is a group of co-educational independent specialist day and boarding schools providing an all-round education for students aged between five and twenty one years old. 

Campus size and facilities: There are 124 students on roll.

This high functioning autism school  is set in 9 acres with its own forest school, astroturf pitch and play areas, Gretton encourages its pupils to play, work and live alongside each other as one happy and united community. Pupils enthusiastically take part in drama and music productions and work together to represent the school in team sports. The atmosphere is supportive and inclusive and as pupils get older they increasingly have more independence with their studies and the opportunity to board.
Accreditations:
This top boarding school for autistic child follows the National Curriculum but it is appropriately modified to each young person’s level. This residential autistic school UK offers a tailored curriculum for pupils  towards attainment at GCSE and A-Level, as well as other accredited qualifications. They can also gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications.
Subjects available are: 
English Language – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
English Literature – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Maths – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Science – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE and specified topics available for AS & A Level
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) – available throughout all Key Stage levels
Social Skills (with the Speech and Language Team involved) – available throughout all Key Stage levels
Study Skills – available throughout all Key Stage levels
Art – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE and AS Level
Physical Education – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Design & Technology – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC & GCSE
Geography – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
History – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Home Cooking Skills – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Music – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Drama – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE/ESB
Communication with Drama – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Religious Education – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Spanish – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Mandarin – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to GCSE
Photography – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Horticulture – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Game, Art & Design – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Film & Animation – available throughout all Key Stage levels through to BTEC
Health & Social Care – available at BTEC Level
Duke of Edinburgh – available for KS4 & 5 Students
ASDAN – available for KS5 Students
ICT – available at KS3, 4 & 5
Sociology & Psychology at KS4 & 5
Photography & Horticulture – available at KS3, 4 & 5.

Gretton School as educational establishment is inspected on a regular basis by Ofsted (a government department - Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills). Last inspection was in 2017. This school is rated “good” (on a four-point scale: outstanding, good, satisfactory, inadequate). 

Greton School has NAS (The National Autistic Society) Autism Accreditation.

Tel: +44 20 30 269 440

Contact school: contact-us

Website: cavendisheducation.com/

About the school

Long description:
Learning beyond the classroom

The curriculum is enriched with real-life opportunities to learn with trips, visits and outings. We plan these with the students’ age and ability in mind to be positive and safe experiences.
Learning is extended beyond curriculum through weekly ‘Special Interests’ sessions. Led by the interests of the pupils, a range of activities have been offered including fencing, cosmology and rock climbing.

Vocational curriculum & work-based learning

This best autistic school in UK  has a strong emphasis on developing independent living skills and providing vocational opportunities for pupils aged 14 to 19. The vocational curriculum is tailored to individual needs and ambitions, and includes access to qualifications.
Post-16 pupils are supported to identify and access courses at local colleges, as well as work-related learning placements within local organisations.
Participating in community life is an important part of  independence training programmes, which are designed to support pupils’ future transition to less supported environments, including semi-independent and independent living.

Personal Development


Tailored independence programmes are designed to enable older pupils to take responsibility for their own personal development. These programmes focus on promoting choice and decision-making, as well as life-skills development such as independent study, travel and cooking.

Destinations

As part of the ongoing transition plans for KS4 and KS5 students; Gretton staff work in collaboration with students, parents and Further Education provisions to broaden understanding of the facilities on offer outside of Gretton School. There are a selection of qualifications that are available including; Apprenticeships, A-levels, BTECs, Functional Skills and Supported Internships.


Dorm Facilities:

This special school for autism is offering residential accommodation from January 2011, which
will focus on enabling pupils to develop key life skills and greater
independence. Each home group will have a co-ordinator whose task it is to
safeguard the well-being and welfare of the pupils, and supervise all staff
attached to the house. Each pupil will have their own single bedroom and will be
encouraged to personalise it. In addition, there will be waking night staff to ensure
the pupils’ safety and wellbeing. Breakfast and supper will be taken in the home
groups, where young people will be encouraged to take part in preparing meals and
washing up. Older pupils will plan and shop for food as part of their preparation for
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adult life.

Dress code: Formal

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