22 October 2021
The Basingstoke school is funded by the Department for Education and operated by Catch22, a multi-academies trust and charity, which also operates local The Ashwood Academy and The Coppice Spring Academy.
The school currently has capacity for 128 students from age 5 – 16, catering for children with an Autism diagnosis.
The Austen Academy Headteacher, Liz Cooper, said:
“It has been a challenging couple of years for everyone, our students included. We are thrilled to welcome them and our community to a school which is the first in the area specifically designed to improve the future opportunities of children with autism. Our students are doing exceptionally well.”
Find out more:
- Learn about our alternative and special education provision
- Read our latest Education Annual Review (2019-20)