North Hill House – Priory Education Services

Special needs catered for

Specialist education for young people aged 7-19 with Asperger's Syndrome and associated disorders. The school is specifically designed to allow students to thrive effectively within an ever demanding and complex society. This is achieved by developing personalised, predictable routines with high levels of individual support.

Specialist facilities

A broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, including a modified National Curriculum, relevant to the needs of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). We use teaching, residential and leisure situations as learning opportunities.

We can offer 52 weeks residency with Bath Road Children’s Home

Support services provided

All students have a dedicated key worker to personally support every young person and to link between parents and school. Small class sizes (max eight) all with dedicated learning support assistants. Post 16 facilities with opportunities to study locally within mainstream settings.


Pupils have individual educational plans (IEP’s) tailored to meet their specific needs and designed to maximise their strengths and ambitions. Pupils can study a broad range of subjects and work towards nationally accredited qualifications including GCSE’s and A Levels. ICT plays an important part in education and includes digital photography and video editing. All students have one-to-one PC access, filtered broadband access and email facilities.

General environment

The residential facilities are organised into small family units comprising of mostly single bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, clustered around spacious friendly lounges. North Hill House is ideally situated within walking distance of Frome town centre, offering real experiences for pupils to practise social skills within authentic settings.

Aims and philosophy

Our aim is to provide a stimulating educational environment where pupils can develop a responsible, positive outlook and a sense of personal achievement. Our objectives are clear: to provide young people with confidence and an understanding of the social world in which they function and to facilitate the highest possible educational attainments during their school career.


North Hill House – Priory Education Services




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Principal: Swavek Nowakiewicz

DFEE Registered number

Length of school year

38 weeks

Age range


Number on roll

Number of Places: 62

Type of school

Mixed - Residential and Day


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