The ASSC (Autism Spectrum Specialist Centre) – or Grandin Centre – is an inclusion centre within the academy that provides specialist provision for high-functioning autistic students and students with Aspergers syndrome. The centre provides specialist staff, including teachers and trained teaching assistants. The purpose of the provision is to enable students to participate, progress and achieve both in the centre and alongside their peers in mainstream lessons.
The centre currently works with ten Year 7, 8 and 9 students, this provision will grow up to twenty students from Years 7 to 11 when the academy is full.
Admissions to the centre is through the Special Educational Needs team at Kensington and Chelsea, based on need and suitability of the centre for each individual child. For more information on Grandin Centre admissions please view the Grandin Admissions Policy 2016-2017.