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Our School

Aurora Hanley is an independent specialist school for young people aged 6 to 19, who may face difficulties as a result of complex communication needs typically associated with Autism spectrum conditions. 

Many of our students have sensory issues and high levels of anxiety that affect their ability to cope in mainstream settings, creating difficulties that can impact negatively on their emotional wellbeing, behaviour and ability to participate fully in education.

At Aurora Hanley, we help every young person to re-engage with learning and enjoy school life.

With specialist teaching and integrated therapeutic support, small classes and a nurturing approach, we give students a framework for breaking down barriers to learning.

Although we cater for ages 6 - 19, due to the varying needs and academic levels of our pupils, some may move on at different points if there is a more appropriate pathway for them.  Some pupils may move on to College at 16 if that is the most appropriate route to achieve their goals.

'Empowering uniqueness, Realising potential, Building resilience’