We know that early intervention, education and support are critical if autistic children and young people are to learn, thrive, achieve and live fulfilling lives as adults.
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. The 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 and young people 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.
Ambitious about Autism also runs Ambitious College - London's only registered college for young people aged 16-25 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.
Spring School is a special school for autistic pupils aged 4 to 19, that will be run by Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust in Chessington, Kingston.
St. John’s College is a specialist college based in Brighton supporting young people aged 16-25. The college became part of Ambitious about Autism in 2023.