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Schools for social interaction difficulties

Are you looking for a school that specialises in social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)? Here you can find and compare schools that meet your child's needs.

Please note that for entry in our guidebook and website we ask schools to nominate one particular area of speciality to provide extra guidance for our readers. Those schools that have chosen social interaction difficulties are featured on this page. 

We do appreciate, however, that many schools provide services that span two or more of our categories, so please do check out our other featured schools in the following categories to give you a full picture of the schools available:

a) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties

b) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD)

c) sensory or physical impairment 

You will find all special schools with a speciality in social interaction difficulties at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for definitions).

Click on a school's name for information about that school. Schools at the top of the listings in highlighted panels feature full profile information including social media, website and email links and optional video.  

You can narrow down your search by using the search boxes below to select schools by age, gender, and those that offer residential facilities.

You can also search by region and our postcode search facility allows you to find and compare schools nearest to you by searching a radius of two to 100 miles. 

You can gain further advice from a selection of articles on this website about choosing a special needs school and articles with a particular focus on autism.

These search results are from www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, the online edition of John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 26th edition.



Cruckton Hall

Cruckton,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY5 8PR

www.cruckton.com

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, EBD, PMLD, SPLD

Read more about Cruckton Hall

Fullerton House School

Tickill Square,
Denaby,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire,
DN12 4AR

www.fullertonhouseschool.co.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, GLD, LD, MLD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD

Read more about Fullerton House School

Gretton School

Manor Farm Road,
Girton,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire,
CB3 0RX

www.grettonschool.com

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about Gretton School

LVS Hassocks

London Road,
Sayers Common,
Hassocks,
West Sussex,
BN6 9HT

www.lvs-hassocks.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about LVS Hassocks

LVS Oxford

Spring Hill Road,
Begbroke,
Oxfordshire,
OX5 1RX

www.lvs-oxford.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about LVS Oxford

NAS Anderson School

Luxborough Lane,
Chigwell,
Essex,
IG7 5AB

www.andersonschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Anderson School

NAS Church Lawton School

Cherry Tree Avenue,
Church Lawton,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST7 3EL

www.churchlawtonschool.org.uk

ASD, AUT

Read more about NAS Church Lawton School

NAS Daldorch House School

Sorn Road,
Catrine,
East Ayrshire,
KA5 6NA

www.daldorchhouseschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Daldorch House School

NAS Helen Allison School

Longfield Road,
Meopham,
Kent,
DA13 0EW

www.helenallisonschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Helen Allison School

NAS Radlett Lodge School

Harper Lane,
Radlett,
Hertfordshire,
WD7 9HW

www.radlettlodgeschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Radlett Lodge School

NAS Robert Ogden School

Clayton Lane,
Thurnscoe,
Rotherham,
South Yorkshire,
S63 0BG

www.robertogdenschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Robert Ogden School

NAS Sybil Elgar School

Havelock Road,
Southall,
Middlesex,
UB2 4NY

www.sybilelgarschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Sybil Elgar School

NAS Thames Valley School

Conwy Close,
Tilehurst,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG30 4BZ

www.thamesvalleyschool.org.uk

ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Thames Valley School

Prior's Court School

Hermitage,
Thatcham,
West Berkshire,
RG18 9NU

www.priorscourt.org.uk

AUT, CLD, EPI, MLD, SCLD

Read more about Prior's Court School

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

Court Oak Road,
Harborne,
Birmingham,
West Midlands,
B17 9TG

www.qac.ac.uk

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, Deaf, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, HighA, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

The Holmewood School

88 Woodside Park Road,
London,
N12 8SH

www.thsl.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT, SpeechLD

Read more about The Holmewood School

West Kirby School and College

Meols Drive,
West Kirby,
Wirral,
Merseyside,
CH48 5DH

www.wkrs.co.uk

ADHD, ASD, BESD, SCD, SEBD, SPLI

Read more about West Kirby School and College

Wilsic Hall School

Wadworth,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire,
DN11 9AG

www.wilsichallschool.co.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, GLD, LD, MLD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD

Read more about Wilsic Hall School

3 Dimensions

Chardleigh House,
Chardleigh Green, Wadeford,
Chard,
Somerset,
TA20 3AJ

ADHD, AUT, EBD

Acorn Park School

Mill Road,
Banham,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR16 2HU

ASD, AUT, CLD, EPI, LD, MLD, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD

Acorn School

Little Oak,
Knowstone,
South Molton,
Devon,
EX36 4SA

SEBD

Alderwood

302 Wellingborough Road,
Rushden,
Northamptonshire,
NN10 6BB

ASD, AUT

Arden College

40 Derby Road,
Southport,
Merseyside,
PR9 0TZ

ASD, LD

Aurora Brambles East School

Woodlands,
Holly Tree Close,
Darwen,
Lancashire,
BB3 2NG

SEBD

Aurora Hedgeway School

Rookery Lane,
Pilning,
Bristol,
BS35 4JN

AUT

Avon Park School

St John's Avenue,
Rugby,
Warwickshire,
CV22 5HR

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, BESD, CLD, DYSP, LD, SCD, SEBD, SpeechLD

Baston House School

Baston Road,
Hayes,
Bromley,
Kent,
BR2 7AB

ASD

Beechwood College

Hayes Road,
Penarth,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF64 5SE

ASD, ASP, SLD

Blue Skies School

126 Maidstone Road,
Chatham,
Kent,
ME4 6DQ

ASD, ASP, AUT

Bracken School

1 Harbour Lane,
Warton,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR4 1YA

ADHD, DYSL, MLD

Cambian Potterspury Lodge School

Towcester,
Northamptonshire,
NN12 7LL

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, SCD, SpeechLD

Cambian Wing College

126 Richmond Park Road,
Bournemouth,
Dorset,
BH8 8TH

ASD, ASP

Demeter House School

Bigby Street,
Brigg,
North Lincolnshire,
DN20 8EF

AttDD, EBD

Devon Education and Children's Services

Bere Alston,
Yelverton,
Devon,
PL20 7EX

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, EBD, GLD, MLD, SCD, SCLD

Eagle House School (Mitcham)

224 London Road,
Mitcham,
Surrey,
CR4 3HD

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, SCD, SLD

Eagle House School (Sutton)

95 Brighton Road,
Sutton,
Surrey,
SM2 5SJ

AUT

ESPA College

6-7 The Cloisters,
Ashbrooke,
Sunderland,
Tyne & Wear,
SR2 7BD

ASD, ASP, AUT

Fairfield House School

59 Warburton Lane,
Partington,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester,
M31 4NL

ASD

Farleigh College Mells

Newbury,
Nr Mells,
Frome,
Somerset,
BA11 3RG

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, DYSP

Farleigh Further Education College Frome

North Parade,
Frome,
Somerset,
BA11 2AB

ASP, LD

Farleigh Further Education College Swindon

Fairview House,
43 Bath Road, Old Town,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN1 4AS

ASP, LD

Grateley House School

Pond Lane,
Grateley,
Andover,
Hampshire,
SP11 8TA

ASD, ASP

Heathermount, The Learning Centre

Devenish Road,
Ascot,
Berkshire,
SL5 9PG

ASD, ASP, AUT

High Grange School

Hospital Lane,
Mickleover,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE3 0DR

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT

Hill Farm College

c/o The Manor House,
Squires Hill,
Rothwell,
Northamptonshire,
NN14 6BQ

ADHD, ASD, ASP

Hill House School

Rope Hill,
Boldre,
Lymington,
Hampshire,
SO41 8NE

ASD, AUT, SCD, SCLD, SLD

Hurworth House School

Westfield Drive,
Hurworth,
Darlington,
Durham,
DL2 2AD

AUT, BESD, EBD

Inscape House School

Together Trust Campus,
Schools Hill,
Cheadle, Stockport,
Cheshire,
SK8 1JE

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD

Jigsaw CABAS® School

Building 20, Dunsfold Park,
Stovolds Hill,
Cranleigh,
Surrey,
GU6 8TB

ASD, AUT

Kestrel House School

104 Crouch Hill,
London,
N8 9EA

ASP, AUT

Lakeside School

Naylors Road,
Huyton,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L27 2YA

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, HighA, Hlmp, LD, MLD, Physlmp, SCD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Lindeth College

Wigton Road,
Carlisle,
Cumbria,
CA2 6LB

MLD, SLD

Link Secondary Day School

82-86 Croydon Road,
Beddington,
Croydon,
Surrey,
CR0 4PD

ASD, ASP, SPLI, SpeechLD

North Hill House School

Fromefield,
Frome,
Somerset,
BA11 2HB

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT

Oliver House School

Hallgate,
Astley Village,
Chorley,
Lancashire,
PR7 1XA

ASD, ASP, AUT, LD

On Track Training Centre

Enterprise House,
Old Field Lane,
Wisbech,
Cambridgeshire,
PE13 2RJ

ADHD, ASP, EBD

Options Barton

Barrow Road,
Barton-upon-Humber,
Lincolnshire,
DN18 6DA

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, GLD, HighA, LD, MLD, MSI, PMLD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD

Options Higford

Higford Hall,
Higford,
Shifnal,
Shropshire,
TF11 9ET

ASD, AUT, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, HighA, LD, MLD, MSI, PMLD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Options Kinsale

Kinsale Hall,
Llanerch-y-Mor,
Holywell,
Flintshire,
CH8 9DX

ASD, AUT, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, LD, MLD, MSI, Physlmp, PMLD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Options Malvern View

The Rhydd,
Hanley Castle,
Worcestershire,
WR8 0AD

ASD

Options Roxby House

Winterton Road,
Roxby,
Scunthorpe,
North Lincolnshire,
DN15 0BJ

ASD

Options Ty Ni Cymru

Kinsale Hall,,
Llanerch-y-mor,
Holywell,
Flintshire,
CH8 9DX

ASD

Papillon House School

Pebble Close,
Tadworth,
Surrey,
KT20 7PA

ASD, AUT

Park House

Wisbech Road,
Thorney,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE6 0SA

AUT

Peterhouse School for Pupils with Autism & Asperger's Syndrome

Preston New Road,
Southport,
Merseyside,
PR9 8PA

ASD, ASP, AUT

Portfield School

Parley Lane,
Christchurch,
Dorset,
BH23 6BP

ASD, AUT

Priory College North Wales

Ty Dewi Sant,
Rhosddu Road,
Wrexham,
LL11 0ZX

ASD, ASP, LD

Priory College South Wales

Coleg Gwent, Pontypool Campus,
Blaendare Road,
Pontypool,
Torfaen,
NP4 5YE

ASD, ASP, LD

Priory Highfields

9 & 11 Highfields Road,
Chasetown,
Burntwood,
Staffordshire,
WS7 4QR

ASD

Priory Lodge School

Priory Lane,
London,
SW15 5JJ

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, LD

Purbeck View School

Northbrook Road,
Swanage,
Dorset,
BH19 1PR

ASD, AUT

Rainbow School

48 North Side,
Wandsworth Common,
London,
SW18 2SL

ASD, ASP, AUT, SCD

Red Rose School

28-30 North Promenade,
St Annes on Sea,
Lytham St Annes,
Lancashire,
FY8 2NQ

ASD, DEL, SPLD

Riverston School

63-69 Eltham Road,
Lee Green,
London,
SE12 8UF

ASD, ASP, AUT, LD

Rookery Hove

22-24 Sackville Gardens,
Hove,
East Sussex,
BN3 4GH

ASD, ASP

Rookery Radstock

Wells Road,
Radstock,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA3 3RS

ASD, ASP

Rossendale School

Bamford Road,
Ramsbottom,
Bury,
Lancashire,
BL0 0RT

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, HighA, SCD, SEBD, SLD, SPLD

Royal College Manchester

Seashell Trust,
Stanley Road,
Cheadle,
Cheshire,
SK8 6RQ

ASD, Deaf, MSI, PhysD, PMLD, VIS

Royal School Manchester

Seashell Trust,
Stanley Road,
Cheadle,
Cheshire,
SK8 6RQ

ASD, Deaf, Hlmp, MSI, PMLD

Rugeley School

Blithbury Road,
Blithbury,
Rugeley,
Staffordshire,
WS15 3JQ

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, SLD

Sketchley School and Forest House

Manor Way,
Sketchley,
Burbage,
Leicestershire,
LE10 3HT

ASD, ASP, AUT

Southlands School

Vicars Hill,
Boldre,
Lymington,
Hampshire,
SO41 5QB

ASD, ASP

Step by Step School for Autistic Children

Neylands Farm,
Grinstead Lane,
Sharpethorne,
East Sussex,
RH19 4HP

AUT

Stratford Lodge

4 Park Lane,
Castle Road,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 3NP

ADHD, ASD, ASP

Strathmore College

Unit 7 Imex Centre,
Technology Park,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST4 8LJ

ASD, ASP, BESD, CLD, GLD, LD, MLD, SLD

Swalcliffe Park School Trust

Swalcliffe,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX15 5EP

ADHD, ASD, BESD, DYSL, DYSP, MLD, SpeechLD

Tadley Court School

Tadley Common Road,
Tadley,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG26 3TB

ASD, ASP, AUT

The Beeches Independent School

218 Dogsthorpe Road,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE1 3PB

AUT

The Bridge@Options Barton

Barrow Road,
Barton-upon-Humber,
Lincolnshire,
DN18 6DA

The Chelsea Group of Children

The Hall,
Waynflete Street,
London,
SW18 3QG

ADHD, ASP, AUT, LD, MLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

The Forum School

Shillingstone,
Blandford Forum,
Dorset,
DT11 0QS

ASD, AUT

The Island Project School

Diddington Hall,
Diddington Lane,
Meriden,
West Midlands,
CV7 7HQ

ASD, AUT

The Quest School

Church Farm, Church Road,
The Old Stables,
Offham,
Kent,
ME19 5NX

AUT, EBD

The Yellow House School

1 Alderford Street,
Sible Hedingham,
Halstead,
Essex,
CO9 3HX

ADHD, ASP, EBD

Thornhill Park School

21 Thornhill Park,
Sunderland,
Tyne & Wear,
SR2 7LA

ASD, ASP, AUT

Three Bridges Education Centre

East Hill,
Blackwater,
Truro,
Cornwall,
TR4 8EG

ASD, ASP, AUT

Trax Academy

1 Stuart Road,
Bredbury,
Stockport,
Lancashire,
SK6 2SR

ADHD, EBD

TreeHouse School

Woodside Avenue,
London,
N10 3JA

ASD, AUT

Troup House School

Gamrie,
Banff,
Aberdeenshire,
AB45 3JN

AUT, BESD

Unsted Park School and Sixth Form

Munstead Heath Road,
Godalming,
Surrey,
GU7 1UW

ASD, ASP, AUT

Westmorland School

Weldbank Lane,
Chorley,
Lancashire,
PR7 3NQ

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, MLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Wilds Lodge School

Stamford Road,
Empingham,
Rutland,
LE15 8QQ

ASD, MLD, SEBD