Acorn Park is an independent special school for children with autism located in Banham, Norfolk. The school offers a residential provision for children both during term time and all-year round.
The children who attend Acorn Park have a variety of needs that are typical of individuals with autism, as well as additional needs, such as ADHD, epilepsy, Tourette’s and others. With these needs in mind, we have in residence, a clinical psychologist, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and psychotherapist as part of our multi-disciplinary team.
Children who have not been successful in a mainstream setting or other specialist units find the high staff to pupil ratios, autism friendly approach to learning and autism friendly environment a refreshing change that often lends itself to lower levels of anxiety and high levels of engagement. All children who attend Acorn Park have a statement of educational needs and a diagnosis of ASD. These needs are reviewed annually through the Annual Review of the Statement.
This provider was Quality Assured in 2016 and is now approved as an Alternative Provision setting by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.