Barbara Priestman Academy is for students aged 11-19 years with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder or complex learning difficulties.


Mission Statement

We provide children and young people who have autism and complex learning needs, all of the opportunities necessary so that they develop into wonderful adults who lead fulfilled, happy and purposeful lives.


Our students will have good social relationships, stay healthy and will be supported to become as independent as possible. We are committed to ensuring that clear and realistic outcomes are achieved so that our students have the best possible opportunities to prepare them for adulthood.

Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum will spark students’ curiosity & interest to learn about the World around them and know how to make it a better place for themselves and others.