We know that early help, education and support are critical if children and young people with autism are to learn, thrive, achieve and live fulfilling lives as adults. We set up and manage pioneering and replicable education services, including schools and colleges, for children and young people with autism. All of our education services address gaps where there is a need for autistic children and young people; and are developed as creative partnerships with funders and local communities. Our Ambitious Approach is our model of education practice, developed over years of direct work with autistic children and young people and other research evidence.
Ambitious about Autism runs two autism-specific day schools serving London and the Home Counties for children aged 3-19. TreeHouse School is a non-maintained special school, established in 1997, educating children with autism and learning disabilities. The Rise School is a free-school established by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust in 2014. Pupils at The Rise School access the national curriculum at approximately the same level as their peers.
The Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust was established by Ambitious about Autism as a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) to own and manage our free schools. The Trust shares Ambitious about Autism's vision and mission. Through the Trust, Ambitious about Autism intends to open specialist education provision to reach more children and young people with autism who need greater support.
Ambitious about Autism runs Ambitious College, London's only registered college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autism and learning disabilities, which opened in 2014 in partnership with Pears Foundation. The College has two Pears' campuses, based within the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) and West Thames College.
We welcome opportunities and partnerships to achieve our aim of more children and young people with autism accessing high quality education and making outstanding progress. Quality is at the top of the agenda in everything we do, with a focus on meeting the individual needs of every autistic children and young people to succeed in education and prepare for adulthood.