Aurora Eccles School

Special needs catered for

Eccles School is an independent day school providing specialist education for students aged 7 to 16 who have found learning difficult in other mainstream school environments.

This may be a result of specific learning difficulties with dyslexia, through to those with more complex communication and social interaction difficulties associated with Aspergerís Syndrome and high functioning autism.

Support services provided

Aurora Eccles School offers the perfect learning environment for each studentís needs to be met so they can develop and achieve their full potential, ready when they leave to go on to further education, training or employment.

Specialist teaching, together with small class sizes and a nurturing approach enables students to work at a level and pace thatís right for them to achieve their goals. Focus is given to building self-esteem and confidence by implementing strategies to support studentsí individual needs to engage in education, as well as developing their social and independence skills.

There are many opportunities to join a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports and societies, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and trips.

General environment

Set in 34 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside in Quidenham near Norwich, Aurora Eccles School has an enabling learning environment with facilities that include:
- Large sports fields
- Indoor swimming pool
- Activity centre and climbing wall
- Forest school activities
- Small class sizes and high staff ratios
- Integrated therapy
- Specialist classrooms for science, music, drama and art
- Break out areas for quiet time
- Extensive outdoor recreation areas.

Aims and philosophy

We want every child and young person to achieve their full potential; educationally, socially and personally. We work with students to help them grow and develop in their own unique and inspiring ways.

Ultimately, our aim is to ensure young people are prepared for their future, by giving them strategies to have choices in life Ė whether thatís further education, which includes being able to access mainstream settings, training or to explore job opportunities.


Aurora Eccles School
NR16 2NZ


01953 887217



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