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Schools with ABA

* = dedicated ABA schools

^ = BCBA employed at time of listing

The others may 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.

Many of these schools can be found in The Good Schools Guide.

London (including Greater London)

BeyondAutism Schools, two sites*^

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. 

Snowflake School, SW5*^

A VB school for 17 pupils aged five to 16, which opened in 2008.

Pathways School, Harrow*^

A school for ages 11 to 19 based on the principles of PBS and ABA and led by a solid team of ABA professionals.

TreeHouse School, N10^

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.

Ambitious College, Tottenham and Isleworth, Middlesex^

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. 

St Gregory's, Ealing

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.

The Avenue School, Brent*^

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).

The Rise School, Feltham, Middlesex

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. 

Peartree Centre at Stanley Primary School, Teddington, Middlesex^

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.

Eagle House Schools, Surrey^

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.

First Bridge, Chelsea^

A new pre-school/ABA centre in central London, also offering diagnostic services and after school provision.

Grangewood Independent School, Forest Gate^

A new unit within this Christian primary school is offering 16 places delivering ABA/VB, which will be managed by Love ABA Ltd.

Blooming Tree School, Acton/Ealing*^

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. Also now has a primary school in Ealing.

The Sybil Elgar School, Middlesex

There are two sites (Acton and Southall) for this school which is run by the National Autistic Society. It offers just under 100 places for pupils from ages 4 to 22. The National Autistic Society offers Positive Behaviour Support.

Spring School, Chessington

Up to 90 pupils aged 4 to 19 will be welcome at this new school due to open in the Kingston Borough in September 2023. Ambitious About Autism, which operates the school, offers Positive Behaviour Support.  

Dysart School, Kingston

Offers Positive Behaviour Support after receiving outreach training from BCBAs. Dysart is a school for pupils aged four to 19 with severe and complex learning disabilities.


Forest Bridge, Maidenhead*^

A special free school for children with autism, which opened in 2015, offering VB.

Hurst Lodge, Ascot

A small independent mainstream school, which announced in July 2017 that it would be offering VB to foundation-aged children.


Calthorpe Academy ^

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.

The Island Project, Meriden (planning a move to Solihull in 2024)*^

For those with a primary diagnosis of autism and an EHCP aged between five and 19 years of age, this school has two behaviour analysts.


- Halton - Several state schools offer ABA via LA's own team of ABA professionals 

Inscape House School, Cheadle

A special school for those aged five to 19 with ASD and related social communication difficulties. Diagnosis is not necessary for admission.

Abbey School for Exceptional Children, Chester^

This new day and residential school opened in Autumn 2020 for ages 4 to 19 under the headship of BCBA Katy Lee.

East Yorkshire

Kings Mill School, Driffield^

A special school for pupils aged two to 19.


Treetops, Grays, Essex^ 

The first state school to offer VB classes to children with autism, speech and communication difficulties and developmental delay, for ages three to 19.

Corbets Tey, Upminster^

Offers VB programmes as part of its curriculum. New plans include providing a post-16 provision up to age 25.

Columbus School and College, Chelmsford^ 

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. 

The Ark Centre, Chelmsford (pre-school)^ 

For children aged two to eight who must attend for a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Market Field, Elmstead Market^ 

Outstanding state special school, ages 4-16, implementing some ABA under BCBA guidance. 

Chatten Free School, Witham, Essex^ 

This free school caters for 75 pupils aged between four and 19 with severe autism, using BCBA-led ABA amongst other approaches.


Fair Ways School, Southampton

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.


Radlett Lodge School, Radlett

This National Autistic Society school has a Positive Behaviour Support team. It is a small school of 45 places for ages 4 to 19.


Jonix Educational Services (pre-school)*^

Nine centres around the country with classes of up to six pre-school children. Has two BCBAs on the management team.


Quest School, Tonbridge*^

A small school for ASD pupils aged five to 19.

Helen Allison School, Meopham

A National Autistic Society School for 83 pupils aged 5 to 19 years with a minimum ratio of 1:3. The school has a Positive Behaviour Support team.


Newton Burgoland Primary School, Newton Burgoland

A small village school.

 - There are other state schools in Leics using state ABA-trained LSAs


Hawthorns School, Manchester^

A special school for complex learning needs, this academy primary school has around 70 pupils.

St John Vianney School, Stretford, Manchester

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.



South Yorkshire

Robert Ogden School, Thurnscoe

A special school run by the National Autistic Society offering some residential places. It has 130-odd places and caters for ages 5 to 19. The school uses Positive Behaviour Support. 


Jigsaw, Cranleigh*^ 

​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.


Step by Step School, East Grinstead*^

Primary and secondary age children attend this small school which caters for just under 30 pupils with 1:1 ABA.


Ysgol Y Gogarth, Llandudno, Conwy^ 

A day and residential special school for over 200 pupils with additional learning needs from ages three to 19.

Gwenllian Education Centre, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

An independent autism special school for ages 5 to 19. All teaching is guided by the principles of ABA and VB.

Ysgol Gynradd Y Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

A village primary school for around 90 pupils.

Ysgol Hafod Lon, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

For three to 19 years, this school is for those with a wide range of additional needs.

Canolfan Addysg Y Bont, Ynys Mon, Anglesey

A special school for ages 3 to 19 years for those with severe learning difficulties. Uses Teacch, PECS, ABA and Active Support.

Greenfield School, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan

For ages three to 19, this school takes pupils with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties.

Aran Hall School, Dolgellau, Gwynedd^

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).

West Midlands

The Island Project, Coventry

An independent special school for approximately 20 pupils with autism, using ABA and PECs (which is ABA-based) as key interventions.

Broadmeadow Special School, Wolverhampton

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.

Tettenhall Wood School, Wolverhampton

A school for ages 5 to 19 for over 100 pupils, ABA is offered amongst other interventions (following a Judicial Review in 2017).


Exeter House School, Salisbury

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 Avelon at Corbets Tey School

Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions


Ambitious Colleges


The Sybil Elgar School

For pupils up to age 22, this provision uses Positive Behaviour Support.


Bridge College, Openshaw

For 16 to 25 year olds, this college employs PBS-trained staff.


Jigsaw Plus


The Well, Kidwelly

For 14 to 25 year olds, this centre employs ABA and PBS-trained staff. The centre is run by Reflect Education which also runs home ABA programmes.

Post 19 Provisions
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