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NAS Anderson School

Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, IG7 5AB, Essex



NAS Anderson School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 2017
Special Needs ASD, ASP, AUT
Principal Gary Simm
Co-ed Age Range 11-19
Number of pupils 78
Associations NAS

Anderson School opened in September 2017 to children and young people on the autism-spectrum.

It is part of the National Autistic Society’s Enterprise Campus situated on a 13- acre site, the campus hosts an Enterprise Centre and the National Inclusion and Development Centre. This is in addition to our sixth form centre, workshop and training facilities and indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

Our ambition is to transform the lives of autistic young people with the aspiration that all students leave the school ready for further education, employment or training.

As with all The National Autistic Society schools, the pedagogy of Anderson School is informed by the National Autistic Society’s MyProgress® methodology. This has been developed through over 50 years’ of experience and research to ensure best practice in teaching young autistic people. The school works in partnership with our other seven schools and the wider organisation to strengthen and develop expertise and innovative thinking.

MyProgress® guarantees that children will use tried and tested approaches that we have developed and used in our network of schools over many years:

we know they make a difference. In addition to this we will take opportunities to pilot new and innovative interventions to facilitate the development of social understanding, resilience and independence.

Placements are funded by your local authority.

“My ultimate aim for this campus is that every child that leaves school will go into meaningful paid employment or other activity.”

Mark Lever, CEO, The National Autistic Society