The Rise School was opened in September 2014 under the government’s free school programme by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust, with the core purpose of preparing pupils for the next stages in their lives and for success beyond school.
We place equal priority on academic and social outcomes, with pupils gaining both the qualifications and the skill-set to successfully access further education or employment and to be full and active participants in society.
The Rise School is registered for pupils with autism aged 4-18 years and at full capacity has 96 pupils in primary and secondary education. The Rise School Sixth Form opened in September 2019.
Our primary and secondary curriculum is broadly similar to that offered by mainstream schools including subjects such as: English, maths, science, history, Personal Social Health Education/ citizenship, ICT, physical education and food technology. Pupils also attend swimming lessons once a week until year 10.
To meet our cohort’s needs, pupils access the school curriculum in small class groups of between 8-10 pupils. We also deliver weekly yoga and wellbeing sessions. We have a full-time Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist on the team.
The Rise School has great facilities including; fully equipped class rooms, fun outside playgrounds, a well-being garden, sensory rooms, soft-play rooms and a gym.
Our values are placed at the heart of our school community and are: Be Kind, Be Proud, Be Resilient. All of which you can see in action in our 'A day in the life, at The Rise School' video above.