Classrooms are well equipped and seek to create the optimum learning environment for students. Class sizes are small and each class is supported by a qualified teacher with one or more teaching assistants dependent upon the needs of the students. Heathermount recognises that at times children and young people with autism find the world a difficult place in which to function.
We seek to address this through individual learning programmes specifically designed to meet their own unique needs. This supports access to the wider school curriculum including the National Curriculum.All students attending Heathermount have access to the full range of nationally recognised accreditations which include GCSE English, Maths, Science, Art, Catering and Business Studies.
We are proud of the achievements of our students. No student has left Heathermount and become a government statistic for "Not in Employment, Education or Training".
Heathermount provides the foundation for all students, regardless of the level of autism, to achieve success in the world beyond school. 88% of students at Heathermount are performing above the national average for students of the same age and need, attending similar schools (data source: CASPA 2013). Each year achievements are celebrated at our Annual Awards Ceremony and these improve year on year.