Schools with ABA
* = dedicated ABA schools
^ = BCBA employed at time of listing
The others offer some ABA alongside.
However, you are advised to contact the schools directly to ask about the ABA services provided for the most up-to-date information.
London (including Greater London)
Run by charity BeyondAutism, there are two schools for pupils with autism in the Borough of Wandsworth - Park House School for Reception to Year 8 and Tram House School for Years 9 to 14. Provides VB with 1:1. Prior to Summer 2017, the schools were known collectively as Rainbow School. Both schools are rated Ofsted "Outstanding".
A VB school for 17 pupils aged five to 16, which opened in 2008.
Founded as the UK's first ever ABA school in 1997 by 4 parents of autistic children, it's arguable that it has now moved towards a more ordinary eclectic model - with BCBA(s) still employed but offering PBS solely for challenging behaviour (rather than as a good over-arching teaching method for all skills). The school has just under 100 autistic pupils aged three to 19. Provides 1:1 support. Run by charity Ambitious About Autism.
A day college for those aged 16 to 25, with two campuses in West London and North London. Run by Ambitious About Autism and opened in September 2014. As with Treehouse above, they do employ BCBA(s) but employ them only for challenging behaviour, rather than to teach all skills.
Primary Catholic school which takes children with SEN.
Manor School, Kensal Rise, Brent
Special school for children with global developmental delay, autism and moderate to severe/complex learning difficultes. VB provision for 13 children in KS1 and KS2, opened September 2015.
Opened in September 2017, this is a VB free school for those with autism and complex needs, which is led by the headteacher of Manor School (above).
This school for just under 100 autistic pupils opened in 2014 under the Government's free school programme. Run by the Autism Schools Trust, which is sponsored by Ambitious About Autism. As with Treehouse above, this school is probably only using a bit of PBS-lite.
This is an 18-place unit for ASD children who are able to integrate with mainstream. Its staff use some ABA but this has recently been watered down.
These are two special schools run by Eagle House Group. The primary school is based in Mitcham while the secondary is in Sutton. BCBA for behaviour and one early years class.
A new pre-school/ABA centre in central London, also offering diagnostic services and after school provision.
A new unit within this Christian primary school is offering 16 places delivering ABA/VB, which will be managed by Love ABA Ltd.
Set up by the Blooming Tree ABA Clinic, this independent school opened in September 2020 and currently offers 30 places for early years. It is looking to add 50-60 further places over the next two years.
Up to 90 pupils aged 4 to 19 will be welcome at this new planned school opening in the Kingston Borough. Ambitious About Autism offers Positive Behaviour Support. It is not known when the school is due to open, but interested parties can keep informed.
A special free school for children with autism, which opened in 2015, offering VB.
A small independent mainstream school, which announced in July 2017 that it would be offering VB to foundation-aged children.
A large state-run special school for pupils are aged two to 19 with a wide range of conditions including physical needs, sensory needs and autism. It has two behaviour analysts in-house, who work across all year groups. Following a successful pilot involving BCBA-D Corinna Grindle of Positive Behaviour Solutions, the school is offering nine places for children ages two to six from September 2017.
- Halton - Several state schools offer ABA via LA's own team of ABA professionals
A special school for those aged five to 19 with ASD and related social communication difficulties. Diagnosis is not necessary for admission.
This new day and residential school opened in Autumn 2020 for ages 4 to 19 under the headship of BCBA Katy Lee.
A special school for pupils aged two to 19.
The first state school to offer VB classes to children with autism, speech and communication difficulties and developmental delay, for ages three to 19.
Offers VB programmes as part of its curriculum. New plans include providing a post-16 provision up to age 25.
A member of the Academies Enterprise Trust, this school is for those aged three to 19 with profound, severe, complex learning difficulties. Has over 200 pupils.
For children aged two to eight who must attend for a minimum of 12 hours per week.
Outstanding state special school, ages 4-16, implementing some ABA under BCBA guidance.
This free school has been given the green light by Essex County Council and is due to open in September 2021. The school is currently being built and will cater for 75 pupils aged between four and 19 with severe autism.
This charity-run school provides education for ages 11 to 19, for those with social, emotional and health difficulties and ASD. The school is registered with the NAS accreditation scheme and offers TEACCH. However, it also offers ABA if it is requested by parents or the LEA.
Nine centres around the country with classes of up to six pre-school children. Has two BCBAs on the management team.
A small school for ASD pupils aged five to 19.
A small village school.
- There are other state schools in Leics using state ABA-trained LSAs
A special school for complex learning needs, this academy primary school has around 70 pupils.
This Catholic school has a behaviour support team as an additional service for identified students. The team members, from charity Vision Beyond Autism, are trained in the principles of ABA and PBS.
An ABA/VB free school run by a charity which is currently open on Saturdays only.
Started in 1999 by parents who formed the Jigsaw Trust, this school caters for up to 60 pupils aged four to 19. It founded Jigsaw+ in 2012, which caters for adults. Jigsaw school has been ranked 'Outstanding' by Ofsted now 4 times in a row.
Primary and secondary age children attend this small school which caters for just under 30 pupils with 1:1 ABA.
A day and residential special school for over 200 pupils with additional learning needs from ages three to 19.
An independent autism special school for ages 5 to 19. All teaching is guided by the principles of ABA and VB.
A village primary school for around 90 pupils.
For three to 19 years, this school is for those with a wide range of additional needs.
A special school for ages 3 to 19 years for those with severe learning difficulties. Uses Teacch, PECS, ABA and Active Support.
For ages three to 19, this school takes pupils with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties.
A mixed-sex residential school for ages 11 to 19, this school takes pupils with a range of learning disabilities and ASD with severe challenging behaviour. Operated by a BCBA-D.
University of South Wales Behaviour Analysis Clinic, Treforest, Pontypridd^ A clinic for children of ages two to seven (no diagnosis necessary).
An independent special school for approximately 20 pupils with autism, using ABA and PECs (which is ABA-based) as key interventions.
An LA school for pupils aged 3 to 7 with severe and complex learning difficulties offering ABA (following a Judicial Review in 2017) amongst other interventions, such as TEACCH and Intensive Interaction.
A school for ages 5 to 19 for over 100 pupils, ABA is offered amongst other interventions (following a Judicial Review in 2017).
A special school for around 100 pupils with severe and profound multiple learning difficulties, which includes Positive Behaviour Support as one of its methods. A significant number of pupils have autism.
Post 19 provisions with ABA
The Well - adult (14-25) day centre for learning independent skills, using ABA