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Cumbria Academy
for Autism

Creating Life-Changing Opportunities


Cumbria Academy for Autism creates life changing opportunities for the Children and Young People with Autism, in West Cumbria.

We believe all autistic children, given the right environment, are capable of excellence in all areas of their academic and personal lives, both now and in the future.

“To provide children and young people with autism in Cumbria, the opportunity to reach their full potential in life by preparing them for adulthood, so they may lead fulfilled happy and purposeful lives.” “Be the best version of you.”
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  • Outdoor Learning

    Outdoor spaces reflect our commitment to deliver learning in a variety of environments, tailored to meet the needs of our learners. With forest Schools provision, allotments, play spaces and a sensory garden, the school will cater to the needs and interests of every student.

  • Immersion Suite

    This space will enable students to experience the world from the safety and security of their school. Using Virtual Reality and immersive technology our young people will learn valuable life skills such as navigating their communities, video-modelling real life situations and experiencing different work environments.

  • Sensory Rooms

    The school will offer two sensory rooms, one for upper school and another for lower school. These will be age appropriate and provide quiet space for escape and relaxation.

  • Sensory Gym

    The Sensory Gym will work to provide essential proprioceptive and vestibular input for our students. Our therapy team will deliver engaging sessions to students, helping develop their sensory, communication and motor skills.

  • Life Skills Flat

    Here we will teach our students skills for future independence. The flat will comprise a living room with TV and sofas, a domestic kitchen with cooking and washing facilities and a toilet/shower room.