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Spring School

Our new autism-specific school will teach up to 90 pupils aged 4-19 in a new purpose-built school in Chessington, Kingston.

Thank you to all of you - local residents, families, pupils and autistic young people who helped choose the name for Spring School.

Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust was selected to open the new provision in Kingston following a rigorous and competitive application process. The local authority was impressed with our successful track record in delivering high quality, innovative and specialist education for autistic young people through TreeHouse School, Ambitious College and The Rise School.   

The new school will further embed our Ambitious Approach to education. The new school will further embed our Ambitious Approach to education. Our approach focuses on the quality of life and wellbeing of each pupil while preparing them for the successful transition into adulthood.   

Free autism training to schools in Kingston

As part of our commitment to create a more inclusive society for autistic young people and work with our local community in Kingston, Ambitious about Autism has committed to offering free autism training to all schools in Kingston. To find out more, get in touch via the email below.


Get involved

We couldn’t be where we are today without the support of our Kingston and Richmond Community champions.
We welcome parents, professionals and residents of the boroughs to join our Kingston and Richmond community champion network.  

As a community champion, you will have the opportunity to play a part in developing our new school that will provide great experiences for autistic pupils of Kingston and Richmond. As a community champion, you can share your views and insights, so we can build a school that genuinely meets the needs of your local community.   
We’re particularly keen to hear from local parents of autistic children, residents, business owners, teachers and young autistic people. If you’re interested in finding out more, get in touch via the email below.



The new school will work with parents, carers, families, local special and mainstream schools, and community groups to maximise opportunities available to pupils. Details of our partnership work are in their development phase, and we look forward to sharing further details soon.


Keep updated

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with the development of the new school, sign up to the Spring School newsletter

For enquiries about the above or other questions about Spring School, contact our engagement lead Natasha at