Abbey Hill Academy is a National Autistic Society accredited centre
Abbey Hill Academy ‘Walker’ achieved NAS accreditation status in June 2018.
“Abbey Hill actively presents a varied curriculum and a great amount of opportunities to the students. Many of these activities are based in the wider community. There is great emphasis preparing young people for adulthood. Part of this is the thorough work that focuses on transitions in and out of school, acknowledging the fact that these are times of potential crisis.
It was clear that the whole staff team are motivated and keen to provide the best service possible. They work together well, with the senior management team still involved in day-to-day teaching and running of the school. The school has a well-established staff team. Staff members stated that they ‘enjoyed’ working here, that they have are ‘proud of their students’, ‘happy to see great progress’, ‘it’s an amazing school to work in’ and ‘pastoral support for students is excellent’. Staff were consistently seen to interact in a positive, encouraging and person-centred way. Throughout observations, autistic people presented as relaxed, engaged in rewarding activities and well supported in their communication and sensory regulation.”