“Vulnerable pupils demonstrate exceptional improvements in behaviour and academic progress.” (Ofsted 2016)
Successful learning environment and wider family support
High expectations through personal targets via an innovative and individual curriculum
The school offers opportunities for our pupils to achieve qualifications across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.
An on-site team of professional therapists, with specialist knowledge, training and experience in a range of psychological therapies.
We are delighted that in April 2016 Ofsted judged our school to be outstanding in all areas. Click here to read our report.
Welcome to Longdon Park School
Based in stunning grounds in Derbyshire, Longdon Park provides ‘outstanding’ education for children between the ages of 7 and 18 who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.
As specialists in our field, we recognise that children with autism need to be taught in a different way; a way that is individual and relevant to them. We see time and time again that when children are happy, confident and well equipped to manage the day-to-day challenges of life, they thrive academically.
To achieve this, we take a holistic approach to learning that wraps therapeutic care and educational support around the individual needs of each child. Within small classes in specially designed rooms, children have the space and support they need to progress at their own pace.
With a variety of therapists on hand, children are well supported in all aspects of their social, emotional and academic development here at Longdon Park. That support is extended to our children’s families too. We work closely in partnership to support families, so together we can help our children achieve their potential.
"Daniel has settled in so well and the teachers and staff are wonderful. The school is absolutely fantastic and Daniel and our family are lucky to have found it." Parent
"We are so impressed with the way that Dylan has settled into school. Longdon Park have gone above and beyond to meet his needs and it's wonderful to see him so happy - thank you!" Parent
"Since Samir has started at the school he has regained his confidence and is understanding a lot more about his ASD. His behaviour at home has changed and we believe the school has helped him to achieve this as he is a different child to twelve months ago." Parent
"He has made so much progress, more than i ever expected at this early stage and i feel this is a credit to you and the staff who actually 'get him.' I forgot what it was like to not have my phone constantly ringing and Harry making a full week of education - it's unheard of!" Parent
"I believe Dominic has had more educational hours in this term than he has ever had and i am so grateful to all the staff for their dedication and hard work. Thank you so much for all you do." Parent
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As you know we are always looking at ways to improve the school and we value the feedback from pupils and parents. Over the coming weeks all staff have been asked to…
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As part of our British Values coverage our assembly recently was about the rule of law. We looked at some laws that are perhaps a little outdated e.g. it is illegal to have…
Pupils recently having fun in the sun with Head Teacher Nyree Parker and new therapy dog Barney during lunch break. Lunch time video
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