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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.



Baston House School

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

www.bastonhouseschool.org.uk

ASD, AUT, LD, MLD

Read more about Baston House School

Cruckton Hall

Cruckton,
Shrewsbury,
SY5 8PR,
Shropshire

www.cruckton.com

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

Read more about Cruckton Hall

Fullerton House School

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

www.fullertonhouseschool.co.uk

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

Read more about Fullerton House School

Hillingdon Manor School

The Manor,
Harlington Road,
Hillingdon,
UB8 3HD,
Middlesex

www.hillingdonmanorschool.org.uk

ASD, AUT, LD, MLD

Read more about Hillingdon Manor School

LVS Hassocks

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

www.lvs-hassocks.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about LVS Hassocks

LVS Oxford

Spring Hill Road,
Begbroke,
OX5 1RX,
Oxfordshire

www.lvs-oxford.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about LVS Oxford

NAS Anderson School

Luxborough Lane,
Chigwell,
IG7 5AB,
Essex

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,
ST7 3EL,
Staffordshire

www.churchlawtonschool.org.uk

ASD, AUT

Read more about NAS Church Lawton School

NAS Daldorch House School

Sorn Road,
Catrine,
KA5 6NA,
East Ayrshire

www.daldorchhouseschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Daldorch House School

NAS Helen Allison School

Longfield Road,
Meopham,
DA13 0EW,
Kent

www.helenallisonschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Helen Allison School

NAS Radlett Lodge School

Harper Lane,
Radlett,
WD7 9HW,
Hertfordshire

www.radlettlodgeschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Radlett Lodge School

NAS Robert Ogden School

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

www.robertogdenschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Robert Ogden School

NAS Sybil Elgar School

Havelock Road,
Southall,
UB2 4NY,
Middlesex

www.sybilelgarschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Sybil Elgar School

NAS Thames Valley School

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

www.thamesvalleyschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Thames Valley School

Options Barton

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

www.optionsautism.co.uk

ASD, AUT, LD, MLD

Read more about Options Barton

Options Higford

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

www.optionsautism.co.uk

ASD, AUT, CLD, LD, MLD, SCLD

Read more about Options Higford

Options Kinsale

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

www.optionsautism.co.uk

ASD, AUT, CLD, LD, MLD, SCLD

Read more about Options Kinsale

Options Trent Acres

Alrewas Road,
Kings Bromley,
DE13 7HR,
Staffordshire

www.optionsautism.co.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, LD, MLD, SCLD

Read more about Options Trent Acres

Prior's Court School

Hermitage,
Thatcham,
RG18 9NU,
West Berkshire

www.priorscourt.org.uk

ASD, AUT, CLD, EPI, MLD, SCLD

Read more about Prior's Court School

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

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

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)

West Kirby School and College

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

www.wkrs.co.uk

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, SCD, SEMH, SPLI

Read more about West Kirby School and College

Wilsic Hall School

Wadworth,
Doncaster,
DN11 9AG,
South Yorkshire

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,
TA20 3AJ,
Somerset

ADHD, AUT, LD, SEMH

Acorn Park

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

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

Acorn School

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

BESD, EBD, SEMH

Arden College

40 Derby Road,
Southport,
PR9 0TZ,
Merseyside

ASD, LD

Ashbrooke School

Ashbrooke Road,
Sunderland,
SR2 7JA,
Tyne & Wear

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, SEMH

Aurora Brambles East School

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

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, MLD, SEMH

Aurora Eccles School

Quidenham,
Quidenham,
NR16 2NZ,
Norfolk

ASD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, LD, MLD, SCD

Aurora Hanley School

Cambrian Way, off Eaves Lane,
Bucknall,
ST2 8PQ,
Staffordshire

ASD, ASP, AUT, LD, SCD

Aurora Hedgeway School

Rookery Lane,
Pilning,
Bristol,
BS35 4JN

ASD, ASP, AUT, LD, SCD

Aurora Redehall School

Redehall Rd,
Smallfield,
Horley,
RH6 9QA,
Surrey

ASD, ASP, AUT, SCD

Avon Park School

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

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DYSP, LD, SCD, SEMH, SpeechLD

Beechwood College

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

ASD, ASP, SLD

Blue Skies School

126 Maidstone Road,
Chatham,
ME4 6DQ,
Kent

ASD, ASP, AUT

Bracken School

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

ADHD, DYSL, MLD

Buzz Learning Independent Special School

8 Esther Court,
Wansbeck Business Park, Rotary Parkway,
Ashington,
NE63 8AP

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, SCD, SLD, SPLD

Cambian Bletchley Park School

Whaddon Way,
Bletchley,
Milton Keynes,
MK3 7EB,
Buckinghamshire

ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, EBD, SCD

Cambian Potterspury Lodge School

Towcester,
NN12 7LL,
Northamptonshire

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

Cambian Wing College

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

ASD, ASP

Coleg Elidyr

Rhandirmwyn,
Llandovery,
SA20 0NL,
Carmarthenshire

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DEL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, LD, MLD, PartH, SCD, SLD

Demeter House School

Bigby Street,
Brigg,
DN20 8EF,
North Lincolnshire

AttDD, EBD

Devon Education and Children's Services

Bere Alston,
Yelverton,
PL20 7EX,
Devon

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

Doulton House School

Main Street,
Anwick,
Sleaford,
NG34 9SJ,
Lincolnshire

BESD

Eagle House School (Mitcham)

224 London Road,
Mitcham,
CR4 3HD,
Surrey

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, SCD, SLD

Eagle House School (Sutton)

95 Brighton Road,
Sutton,
SM2 5SJ,
Surrey

AUT

ESPA College

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

Fairfield House School

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

ASD

Farleigh College Mells

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

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

Farleigh Further Education College Frome

North Parade,
Frome,
BA11 2AB,
Somerset

ASP, LD

Farleigh Further Education College Swindon

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

ASP, LD

Grateley House School

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

ASD, ASP

Great Howarth

Rochdale,
OL12 9HJ,
Greater Manchester

ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, EBD, SEMH

Gretton School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

Heathermount, The Learning Centre

Devenish Road,
Ascot,
SL5 9PG,
Berkshire

ASD, ASP, AUT

High Grange School

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

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT

Hill Farm College

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

ADHD, ASD, ASP

Hill House School

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

ASD, AUT, SCD, SCLD, SLD

Hurworth House School

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

AUT, BESD, EBD

Inscape House School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD

Jigsaw CABAS® School

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

ASD, AUT

Kestrel House School

104 Crouch Hill,
London,
N8 9EA

ASD, ASP, AUT

Lakeside School

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

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

Lindeth College

Wigton Road,
Carlisle,
CA2 6LB,
Cumbria

MLD, SLD

Link Secondary Day School

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

ASD, ASP, SPLI, SpeechLD

North Hill House School

Fromefield,
Frome,
BA11 2HB,
Somerset

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT

Oliver House School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT, LD

On Track Training Centre

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

ADHD, ASP, EBD

Options West London Community College

The Courtyard Campus,
Church Rd,
Hayes,
UB3 2UH,
Middlesex

ASD, ASP, AUT

Papillon House School

Pebble Close,
Tadworth,
KT20 7PA,
Surrey

ASD, AUT

Park House

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

AUT

Park House School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT, SCD

Peterhouse School for Pupils with Autism & Asperger's Syndrome

Preston New Road,
Southport,
PR9 8PA,
Merseyside

ASD, ASP, AUT

Portfield School

Parley Lane,
Christchurch,
BH23 6BP,
Dorset

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,
NP4 5YE,
Torfaen

ASD, ASP, LD

Priory Highfields

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

ASD

Priory Lodge School

Priory Lane,
London,
SW15 5JJ

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, LD

Purbeck View School

Northbrook Road,
Swanage,
BH19 1PR,
Dorset

ASD, AUT

Red Rose School

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

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,
BN3 4GH,
East Sussex

ASD, ASP

Rookery Radstock

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

ASD, ASP

Rossendale School

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

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

Royal College Manchester

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

ASD, Deaf, MSI, PhysD, PMLD, VIS

Royal School Manchester

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

ASD, Deaf, Hlmp, MSI, PMLD

Rugeley School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, SLD

Sketchley School and Forest House

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

Slindon College

Slindon House,
Slindon,
Arundel,
BN18 0RH,
West Sussex

ADHD, ASD, AUT, DYSL, DYSP

Southlands School

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

ASD, ASP

Step by Step School for Autistic Children

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

AUT

Stratford Lodge

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

ADHD, ASD, ASP

Strathmore College

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

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

Swalcliffe Park School Trust

Swalcliffe,
Banbury,
OX15 5EP,
Oxfordshire

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

Tadley Court School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

The Beeches Independent School

218 Dogsthorpe Road,
Peterborough,
PE1 3PB,
Cambridgeshire

AUT

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,
DT11 0QS,
Dorset

ASD, AUT

The Holmewood School

88 Woodside Park Road,
London,
N12 8SH

ASD, ASP, AUT, SpeechLD

The Island Project School

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

ASD, AUT

The Quest School

The Hop Farm,
Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood,
Tonbridge,
TN12 6PY,
Kent

AUT, EBD

The Yellow House School

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

ADHD, ASP, EBD

Thornhill Park School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

Three Bridges Education Centre

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

Tram House School

520 Garratt Lane,
London,
SW17 0NY

ASD, ASP, AUT

Trax Academy

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

ADHD, EBD

TreeHouse School

Woodside Avenue,
London,
N10 3JA

ASD, AUT

Troup House School

Gamrie,
Banff,
AB45 3JN,
Aberdeenshire

AUT, BESD

Unsted Park School and Sixth Form

Munstead Heath Road,
Godalming,
GU7 1UW,
Surrey

ASD, ASP, AUT

Westmorland School

Weldbank Lane,
Chorley,
PR7 3NQ,
Lancashire

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

Wilds Lodge School

Stamford Road,
Empingham,
LE15 8QQ,
Rutland

ASD, MLD, SEMH