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020 8815 4030

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Leaways School Autism Resource for Children (ARC) named as finalists in UK Autism Hero Awards 2017

Leaways School’s specialist autism spectrum condition provision, The ARC, has been named as a finalist for a prestigious award. Leaways School in London has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  

The ARC is a finalist in the 2017 UK Autism Hero Awards’ Outstanding Achievement in Education category and was chosen from hundreds of entries into the awards after having been nominated by the parent of a pupil.

ARC Team

The UK Autism Hero Awards were created by the Anna Kennedy Online Charity as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the excellence taking place in the world of Autism. They are a unique opportunity to celebrate and showcase accomplishments as well as enhancing Autism awareness and acceptance.

The awards seek to acknowledge the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals, teams and organisations who have proved excellence, dedication and commitments to impacting lives that have been making a real difference.

The team at ARC face a nervous wait to find out if they will be named as the winners in their category – the awards ceremony will be take place in London on Saturday 11th November 2017.

Good Luck ARC Team and well done!

Pictured are Mel Whitfield (centre) and her team at The ARC.

You can read more about the awards at the website

Leaways School celebrates results 2016

The pupils, from Leaways School London, achieved qualifications including GCSE and Functional Skills in subjects including Maths and English as well as BTECs. 100% of leavers will go on to further education, employment or training.

Leaways, a day school in Clapton, East London, provides education and care for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Across the school students achieved an average of more than three qualifications each, an achievement which cannot be underestimated.

Head Teacher, Dawn Jones said: "Sitting an exam can be daunting for any student, but for young people who may have other difficulties it can be even more challenging. The young people who sat exams here at Leaways have achieved a great deal and we couldn’t be more proud.

“The students should be extremely proud of themselves. These qualifications are a part of preparing for their futures, helping them gain the skills they need to help them succeed and they have all done extremely well.”

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The school is part of the Kedleston Group which has a range of residential and day schools across the UK. Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with more than 320 separate achievements recorded for students across more than 40 different qualifications on offer.