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Acorn Park School

General Details

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 an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

Who to contact

Jared Bubb
01953 888 656

Ages 4 - 19 years.

Where to go

Andrews Furlong
Mill Road
NR16 2HU
Area served
Mid Suffolk, Suffolk
Parking available
Parking details
Plentiful parking

The majority of the classrooms are wheelchair accessible. There are rooms in 2 buildings that can only be accessed via a flight of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. The top floors of our residential provision can only be accessed via a flight of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. Disabled visitors would be able to access the admin building through the main entrance. We have disabled toilets and disabled parking available.

Days & Times

52 weeks a year
Time of day
Session Information
38 and 52 week placements available

Other details

Cost Details
Fees are paid direct to the school by the Local Authority
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

All referrals to Acorn Park need to be made via the Local Authority. Parents are however welcome to look round the school prior to a referral being made.

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Young people

Accreditation details
all courses undertaken are accredited by the relevant awarding body.

Service users involved in planning
Acorn Park makes every effort to involve young people in their care and education. The student voice is given a high priority and there are many opportunities, both formal and informal, for young people to make choices and decisions about aspects of their lives.
School Type
DfE Number
Last Updated

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

For details of how we meet the Governments Local Offer, please visit our website

Jennifer Gill
01953 888 656
Local Offer
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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