Acorn Park School

Norfolk, United Kingdom

Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 6 - 19 years

About Acorn Park School

Acorn Park Autism School is a unique 30-­acre private estate where children and young adults across the breadth of the autistic spectrum can live, learn and play in a holistic, happy & safe environment.

Our dedicated, knowledgeable team of onsite therapists are part of each student’s every day life -­ at home, at school and during leisure activities -­ which guarantees that each individual makes progress.

A place at Acorn Park Autism School ensures that a young person’s life becomes worthwhile, however mild or profound their autism. Our wraparound care and teaching approach enhances our children’s lives, making them as independent as they are able to be, and having a positive impact on the whole family.

Our classrooms -­ in different buildings across our site -­ are well resourced with small class sizes and a personalised curriculum. Our experienced autism-­specific approach means that every young person’s learning needs, communication requirements and social skills are met. Their lives are enhanced significantly.

Our living arrangements are welcoming, modern and homely; offering well equipped facilities and numerous after-­school activities. As well as our boarding houses, we have a community of small houses for teenagers and young adults who are able to live semi-independently.

The layout of Acorn Park means our pupils can walk safely to and from school, can enjoy our adventure playgrounds, outdoor space & the multi sensory play barn. We enjoy frequent trips to local villages & the zoo, and regularly enjoy activities around Thetford Forest and at the seaside towns around East Anglia.

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Address: Andrew's Furlong, Mill Road, Banham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1953 888 656
What people say about us

I like that all of the staff understand children and are kind, funny and nice.

- Pupil

You walk away with a heavy heart but also with a lighter feeling of knowing he's OK: knowing that he's going to be safe and he's going to be well cared for. Tony's learned an awful lot from the staff at Acorn park. They've done really, really well with him and i'm so pleased.

- Parent

The staff are lovely. They are absolutely marvellous and so dedicated to the kids. I'm kept in the loop constantly. I never feel she's not my child or that somebody's taken her away from me. She is still my child:very much so.

- Parent

It is wonderful now to see him in the classroom, absolutely fascinated with all sorts of things we have been able to open up to him in school. It has been marvellous to see him accessing a peer group and making friendships here.

- Parent

Today would be Oscar's last day at Middle school before transitioning to High School. Thank god for ‪Acorn Park School‬ and the fact that we don't have to face that emotional trauma and upheaval in September. The staff there all do such a wonderful job with him, we are so lucky. They have made such a change to my sons life and I am so grateful.

- Parent