Potterspury Lodge School

Our offer is an Educational placement with our Clinical Team in situ to support access to education.  Residential students live on site with day students travelling onto site each day. We accept students of both sexes and denominations from ages 8-18.


Inclusion Criteria

  • We accept students of both sexes and denominations from ages 8-18 (Key Stages 2 to 5)
  • At point of entry the student must have a primary diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder as evidenced by a DSM V/ICD 11 diagnostic report from a Clinical Psychologist, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist
  • The student has an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • Able to access the national curriculum
  • Motivation to access the clinical team
  • Motivated to access education
  • Able to work within a primary or secondary model of education in small numbers
  • Has a requirement to attend small classes
  • Access to an ASD friendly environment


May also present with:

  • Challenging behaviour
  • History of school placement breakdowns
  • Barriers to learning such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Additional communication and/or sensory needs
  • Behind with age related expectations in terms of academic progress
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorder such as depression
  • Difficulties with emotional regulation
  • School refusal in a mainstream setting
  • ADHD/OCD/ADD/PDA/Tourette’s Syndrome as a secondary diagnosis


We are not a suitable match for;

  • Students who do not, as yet, have a ASD diagnosis
  • A predominantly high level clinical offer supplemented by education
  • A highly specialised bespoke curriculum
  • (Residential only) students who cannot group live in a home
  • Students who are open to Forensic CAMHS
  • Previous admissions to a CAMHS inpatient unit within the past 12 months
  • A requirement for hands-on personal care
  • Global Learning Disability as defined by DSM V/ICD 11
  • Predominant PDA profile 
  • History of schizophrenia or psychosis
  • Conduct disorder
  • History of recent (within the last twelve months) repeated involvement with criminal activities/police
  • Extreme violence, substance abuse, and gang affiliation
  • History of sexually harmful behaviour
  • History of repeated absconding (we are an open 20 acre site)
  • Significant history of recent self-harm


For more information, please contact our team here.

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