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Spring School

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.

We have opened for our first cohort of 36 young people on a temporary site in Norbiton and will be moving to our Chessington site ahead of September 2024.

Thank you to the local community - 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, The Rise School and St. John's College.

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.   


We’re offering 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, contact


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 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 joining, contact


Keep updated

For more information, visit Spring School website.

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