Cumbria Academy for Autism

Creating life changing opportunities for the Children and Young People with Autism in West Cumbria.

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Cumbria Academy for Autism will create life changing opportunities for the Children and Young People with autism in West Cumbria. We will provide individualised learning experiences for each of our students.


We recognise the physical environment is paramount to removing barriers to learning. Cumbria Academy for Autism offers enriched learning through a combination of exceptional facilities and unique outdoor experiences.


We will work very closely with families, so that our students receive consistency in all areas of their lives, bridging the gap between home and school. The school will exist for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of our students with Autism.


By forging close links with schools, businesses and local projects we will not only promote inclusion of our children and young people in society but will also enable their achievements to be recognised and celebrated within their community.

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A school specifically for students with a diagnosis of Autism. A place which recognises the impact that this disability has on their individual lives, teaching them how to cope and live with their Autism, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to develop and thrive, just like their peers. A school where their needs are met, where they are accepted as individuals and where the foundations are laid for them to reach their full life potential.