About the school

A picture of the back of the Pears National Centre for Autism Education and the playground

TreeHouse School is registered with the Department for Education as a non-maintained special school. The school was founded in 1997 by parents of children with autism. TreeHouse School provides children with the specialist, intensive and integrated support to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve.

There are 140 members of staff at the TreeHouse School including qualified teachers, behaviour professionals, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists.

TreeHouse School provides family support through transition services, training and help in accessing support, information and advice. Young people have access to extended day services, such as holiday clubs and overnight stays. The school also undertakes vocational training leading to employment experiences.

Ofsted inspected TreeHouse School on 24 & 25 October 2012 and found it to be ‘outstanding’ in all key areas of the inspection framework.