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(UK) Basingstoke: New autism school for 128 opens; headteacher: 'We are thrilled'

South Central England A new school in Basingstoke which caters for children with autism has opened. The Austen academy in Shakespeare Road has 128 students aged from 5 through to 16 and is the first school in the area designed specifically for children with the diagnosis. … Austen Academy Headteacher Liz Cooper says; “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.”


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