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Cumbria Academy
for Autism


When DID CAA open?

The school opened to the pupils on the 16th September 2019.

Where are we located?

Our school site is on Branthwaite Road, Lillyhall, Workington, CA14 4SS.

Do students need an EHCP to attend the school?

All students attending Cumbria Academy for Autism have a primary diagnosis of Autism and an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Who is the school for?

The school has been designed to meet the needs of those autistic learners who present with high level support needs and cognitive profiles similar to that of a mainstream school. Provision has been designed to support those with a moderate learning disability through to gifted and talented learners.

How do I apply for a place for my child?

Admission arrangements are being referred from the Local Education Authority to Cumbria Academy for Autism. 

Who decides which children are offered a place?

The decision to refer a place to Cumbria Academy for Autism is made by Cumbria County Council’s Children’s Services Team. They liaise with the Academy and SEND experts to make their referral decision.  Cumbria Academy for Autism then assesses whether they can meet the need of the young person.

does the school take students with Severe Learning Difficulties

Students with Severe Learning Difficulties may require a different approach to that offered at Cumbria Academy for Autism.