About Avon Park School

Avon Park School is a co-educational, specialist day school, providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Rugby, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils who have a range of complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.

Notification: Coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to reassure parents and carers that as a school we are closely following government guidance concerning the current Coronavirus situation.  We are also regularly monitoring any updates concerning the guidance.  You can view the current government guidance by clicking the button below:

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Our Location

Avon Park School is located in Rugby, Warwickshire. Pupils who attend our school travel from across the Midlands region, while we also have the option for young people to live at one of our nearby children’s homes.

We love having visitors and would welcome you to enjoy the Avon Park School experience for yourself. To arrange a visit contact us directly.

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Welcome from the Head Teacher

The team here at Avon Park School are passionate about working together with young people and their families to ensure they are supported, treated with dignity, kept safe and achieve the best possible outcomes during their time with us. We pride ourselves not only on our specialist provision and techniques, but also in the quality of the relationships and trust we endeavour to build with our young people and others.

We are passionate about delivering the highest standards of teaching whilst meeting children’s special educational needs in an accepting, positive and welcoming learning environment.

We welcome visits from parents and carers and local authorities to the school, so please feel free to contact us with a view to arranging a visit at a mutually convenient time.

Robert James

Avon Park School Head Teacher - Robert James

We are dedicated to:

Positive, safe and nurturing environments where pupils are valued as individuals and can develop their confidence, self-esteem, independence, self-discipline and respect.
The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.
Strong links between home, school and the wider community in order to support pupils’ learning and enable them to develop skills that will benefit them both during and after their time at Avon Park School.

Aims and Ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere for them to enjoy their learning and where they are encouraged to reach their potential.


Our School at a Glance

Internal Team Around the Child (ITAC) meetings, where all staff involved with the child discuss progress and plan new strategies, establishing an integrated approach between education and therapy.
A unique and personalised curriculum model that ensures academic success, individualised development and preparation for adulthood.
Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.
In-school Clinical Team which liaises with external agencies to provide highly effective and individual therapeutic interventions.
Experienced and specialist skilled staff are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils feel safe, secure and supported.

We are part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.