Building a future for people with autism

Dedicated to bringing the highest level of expertise to support and improve life chances for people with autism.

Court Building side view

Specialist autism provision

Developing communication, vocational and independent living skills. Supporting people with autism, learning difficulties, complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Prior's Court School students

Specialist autism provision

Specialist approach, highly trained staff, adapted and structured environment, onsite therapy team.

Prior's Court celebrate Ofsted result

Welcome to Prior's Court

Prior's Court is committed to building a future for children and young people with autism.

entrance gate

Celebrating 15 years of autism expertise

Celebrating 15 years of specialist provision for young people with autism thanks to the generosity of Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley.

15th anniversary

A non-profit making charity

Prior's Court is a non-profit making charity which supports an independent special school and young adult provision for people with autism and complex needs.

Prior's Court student and staff - art in the playground

Raising funds

To provide specialist facilities, equipment and activities for our young people. Thank you to everyone who supports us.

Student in the multi-sensory room

Specialist autism provision

Supporting people with autism, learning difficulties, complex needs and challenging behaviour. Developing communication, vocational and independent living skills.

Two students PECS communication
Specialist school<br/>5 - 19
An independent, specialist school for pupils from 5 - 19 years with autism, moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs

Young adult<br/>19 - 25
Providing a supportive living and learning environment to develop essential life and vocational skills for young adults aged 19 - 25 years with autism

Autism training<br/>& conferences
Specialist training and consultancy for all working in autism, with conferences and courses led by experienced practitioners and experts

The HR team are holding drop in open days on Friday 25 September from 12 noon to 6pm and Saturday 26 September from 10am to 2pm for anyone interested in finding out about working at Prior's Court.
Filming for BBC Two Artsnight
Dame Stephanie Shirley, Founding Patron of autism charity Prior’s Court, and Martha Lane Fox filmed at the school for new BBC Two programme, Artsnight.
Annual charity golf day
Celebrities Rory Bremner and Dickie Davies joined teams of golfers on Friday 15th May for a charity golf day at Sandford Springs Golf Club to support Prior’s Court.
Boyz II Men star joins funders to open new play area
Prior’s Court welcomed Boyz II Men star Shawn Stockman and Daniel Niederer, CEO of Swiss watch brand SEVENFRIDAY, to officially open their new outdoor play area.
Stars, snakes and fizzing shamrocks for British Science Week
Students took part in British Science Week with pythons and giant millipedes, a planetarium bringing the stars to the school and activities such as ‘Fizzing Shamrocks’.