Finding a school

This section provides information about schools in the public and independent sectors alongside services which can help you to find schools with autism specific provision.



A service for young people with Social Difficulties including Communication, Learning Difficulties, Vulnerability in the Community and / or ASD. Read more »

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

Provides advice and information for parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance. Read more »

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome


This booklet compiled by the Autism Support Services aims to support families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more »

Baytree school

Baytree is a special school for young people aged 3-19 who have severe learning difficulties (SLD). Read more »

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education

The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is an independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child. Read more »

Choice Advice

Choice Advice offers impartial information and support on schools’ admissions and the transition process. Read more »

Critchill School

Critchill School offers an holistic approach to education which enables pupils to make a positive contribution to school and community and fully prepares them for future success. Read more »

Elmwood School

Elmwood School educates pupils with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in groups with youngsters with complex learning difficulties. Read more »

Farringdon Centre

Farringdon Centre is a small independent emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) school which caters for 10 children with educational statements of special needs. Read more »

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on: local authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs; exclusions of children… Read more »

Mark College

Mark College is a specialist residential school for boys and girls aged 10 to 19 with specific learning difficulties including: language disorders, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. Read more »

Minehead First School

Minehead First School is the largest First School in West Somerset. It serves a diverse neighbourhood and can cater for children with a wide range of needs. Read more »

Schools Finder

A web service through which to find schools, childcare services and Sure Start children’s centres.
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Somerset Autism Service

The Somerset Autism Service provides training and support to schools, parents and professionals by offering advice on practical strategies and ways of adapting teaching materials so that it is easier for your child to understand. Read more »

Somerset Learning and Achievement Services

Provide information about the Children and Young People’s Directorate range of support for access to education, via Somerset’s ‘Graduated Response’ to meet the needs of our children and young people. Somerset Learning and Achievement Services were previously known as Somerset… Read more »

The Mendip School

The Mendip School group is seeking to provide a high quality, cutting edge alternative to mainstream provision Read more »