About Us

Thomas Bewick School is the Newcastle Local Authority specialist provision for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). All of our pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need which identifies ASD as their principal need. They have a range of learning difficulties; some will require a high level of adult support to access the curriculum, whilst others achieve close to age-related expectations in some areas. All staff participate in a continuous programme of autism-specific training.

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum across Foundation Stage, Primary, Secondary and Post 16. Pupils are supported by autism –specific strategies and approaches to meet their individual needs and learning styles.

A small number of pupils are able to benefit from a 24-hour curriculum in the residential unit which is housed on our Hadrian Site.