Mike Robinson

Head Teacher
Sue Piper

Tel 01635 247202


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Prior's Court School
RG18 9NU

Sculpture at Priors Court School

Outdoor Facilities

Set in 50 acres

Woodland and sculpture trail

Paddocks & countryside learning centre

Trim trail, zip wire, swings, sandpit

Greenhouse & kitchen garden

Indoor Facilities

Indoor heated sensory swimming pool

Gym & trampoline

Sensory room and soft play room

ICT suite

Post 16 vocational unit

Prior's Court School

Situated just outside of Chieveley Prior's Court School is an independent, specialist school for pupils with autism spectrum disorder and severe and complex learning difficulties.

Prior's Court School caters for pupils aged 5-19 and is renowned as one of the country's foremost providers for autistic-specific education and care. The school enjoys a high reputation among parents and experts in the field of autism.

"I don't think my son had a life before Prior's Court. He's been given a life and an opportunity; it's as if he's woken up." Parent from Prior's Court School

Prior's Court School was opened in 1999 thanks to generous funding from Dame Stephanie Shirley. The school is a not-for-profit charity and most pupils are funded by local authorities and social services.

Prior's Court Cottages

Prior's Court has converted a row of cottages, fronting on the Prior's Court Road into housing and flats for 13 young adults. The Cottages provide a transitional step towards a more inclusive life for adults with autism aged 19-25. The Cottages and adjoining facilities create a calm, structured environment to support individuals to develop their skills in real life settings.

The Young Adult Provision opened in September 2011 and is run by non-profit making charity, Prior's Court Foundation.

The Team

There is a large multi-disciplinary team of over 300 staff responsible for all aspects of students' education, care and development. This team includes teachers, therapists, clinical psychologists, residential team leaders and support workers in both education and residential departments.  These services are supported by a dedicated team of administrative and ancilliary staff.

Working at Prior's Court

If you are looking for a rewarding career, where you have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism, we would like to hear from you.