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Prior's Court School [Special School]

Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, United Kingdom RG18 9NU

Age Range & Fees

Age Range5 to 19
Annual Day Fees£0 to £0
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
2Day2
48Full Board2
4Weekly1
54Total5

Number of Staff

Full-time: 267
Part-time: 116

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

What we offer

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Sign language
  • Fitness training
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Singing
  • After school club
  • Experience of international students
  • Particular diets
  • Autism
  • MLD
  • SLD
  • Language
  • Epilepsy
  • Dual/Multi-Sensory

  • * This school operates
      52 weeks in the year.

Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Educational psychologist's report
  • Please apply to school
  • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
  • Statement of needs
  • This is a Special School
  • This school is for pupils with autistic spectrum needs (or autistic spectrum PLUS other special education needs)

Scholarships & Bursaries

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • ASDAN
    • DFE, UK
    • Division TEACCH
    • IIP/IiP
    • NAHT
    • NAS
    • NASEN
    • NASS Special Schools
    • NATSPEC

    Religious Affliations:

    • All denominations welcome
    • No religious affiliation


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
    • Sign language
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