The Rise School
Hounslow, United Kingdom
About The Rise School
The Rise School opened in September 2014 under the Government’s free school programme. It is the first school to be opened by the Autism Schools Trust, a Multi Academy Trust. The school is registered for pupils aged 4 – 18 years who have autism. At full capacity the school is for 96 pupils plus sixth form.
Our school values are Be Kind, Be Resilient, Be Proud. They underpin our community and if you visit us you will see examples of these values in action recorded on our ‘Kindness Trees’ and celebrated through our rewards system which encourages our pupils to develop empathy and compassion. Our environment is one in which we all can feel safe and appreciated for our individual contributions.
Our pupils are some of the most vulnerable children in society and we are passionate about wanting them to blossom and experience success whilst developing confidence and strategies to overcome some of the challenges associated with their autism. We believe that we have a responsibility to ensure we equip our pupils with the confidence and skills to live their lives safely and successfully and go on to take their place within the local community and beyond. We have the highest expectations and are very aspirational for each and every pupil in our care. We see academic success for our pupils as of equal importance to their social and emotional growth. We constantly review our practice and provide staff training to ensure we are providing the best possible teaching and learning experience for our pupils.
Our “state of the art” building offers an enormous range of learning and social opportunities to our pupils. In addition to the basic core curriculum we provide a range of really exciting and beneficial learning opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh awards, camping trips, yoga, learning opportunities outside the classroom and Mindfulness. As our pupils go into Key Stage 4 (14-16 years) we offer a bespoke curriculum that will provide further opportunities from GCSEs to vocational pathways. We encourage staff to innovate and play to their strengths whilst offering additional opportunities for our pupils to achieve academic success and a personal fulfilment.