Open Event

Our next Open Event is on Thursday 1 December 4-6pm. To book your place email enquiries@addingtonvalley.org. Free onsite parking is available for visitors.

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Making sense of the world and everyday social interaction can be difficult for children with autism.

Problems are experienced with these main areas of development:

  • Social interaction
  • Social communication
  • Flexible thinking and behaviour
  • Children may also have sensory difficulties.

There are different forms of autism which are collectively referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Our curriculum is offered with an emphasis on communication, social communication and understanding, and regulation. Skills for independence, problem solving and community participation are developed through our specialised curriculum pathways.

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

Latest News

John Reilly presents at the Schools and Academies Show 2022

John Reilly, Principal of Addington Valley Academy delivered an inspirational session at The Schools and Academies Show 2022. He shared his extensive knowledge and expertise of the needs of young people with SEND and how moving to a purpose-designed school has …

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AVA featured in the November edition of Leadership Focus

John Reilly, Principal and Joe Shepherd, Deputy Principal of Addington Valley Academy are  featured as part of an article called “Providing Care in a Crisis” in the latest edition of Leadership Focus from the NAHT. The article concerns how schools …

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Beautiful Art Display

Nazreen Class have really impressed us with their creativity. They have produced a selection of beautiful paintings which we have brought together to share with you. Click here to view the display

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Legacy Youth Zone

Sixth form enjoyed a wonderful assembly from Legacy Youth Zone this morning. They had a chance to find out about all the activities on offer and try a few themselves. We were really impressed with their questions for our visitor. …

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