Gosberton House Academy is a specialist primary school, near Spalding, that caters for children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.       See website

Tulip Academy Spalding is a newly formed special needs school for children and young adults aged 2 to 19 with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. ….. See website. ….. new

Here are many of the special schools in Lincolnshire.      They may be an option for pupils and students with additional needs.

  • See our SEN page – it includes Grantham special schools.
  • See also our Lincoln and Peterborough schools pages.

 Find schools

To look for more schools click icon above for the Good schools search facility or try the Family services directory for your postcode.

Options Autism

Options Autism has two schools in our area.        Click icon for an index of all their schools.

  • Options Barton is in Humberside.       It is for 8 – 19 year-olds.       It provides a holistic service to children with autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex needs.
  • The Shires is in Rutland.      It provides specialist education and care for young people aged 11 – 19 years of age with autism, associated learning disabilities and complex needs.      new


Willoughby School is an all age (2 – 19) Special School, for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs.      See: website


The Boston Endeavor academy (BEA) is the new name for John Fielding special school is in Boston.       They cater for students aged 2 – 19 with a severe leaning disability.      Some are on the autistic spectrum.


Mayflower Specialist School Academy Trust is made up of Aegir and Warren Wood schools.       Click icon for their admissions policy.

Aegir is a specialist academy in Gainsborough for students aged 11 – 19, with moderate to severe learning difficulties.      These may include autism and/or dyslexia.       See:  welcome       website

Warren Wood is a specialist academy in Gainsborough for pupils aged 2 – 11, with a pervasive or complex difficulty.      They could include autism and/or or dyslexia.       See:  welcome       website

 Lincolnshire Wolds Federation

The federation is made up of St Lawrence, Horncastle and St Bernard’s, Louth.             They cater for students aged 2 – 19 with moderate to severe/profound learning difficulties and complex needs.       Most are on the autistic spectrum.


Woodlands Academy is a specialist school in Spilsby for SEMH pupils – Social, Emotional, Mental Health, aged 11 – 16.      See:  welcome       website       map       review

Eresby Special School, in Spilsby, caters for pupils aged 2 – 19, with a wide range of special educational needs.       See:  directory       website

 Alternative settings

If things are not working out for your child or teenager at a mainstream school there may be other places to go in Lincolnshire that might be able to help.       Click icon to find out more.      Notably, pupils who are too unwell to attend their own school may be referred to The Pilgrim School.      It has several bases around the county, e.g. Lincoln.


Ambitious about autism has produced a toolkit called Right from the start to take parents of small children through their autism journey up to the age of 4 or 5, when they start school.      It includes checklists help with choosing a school.      Click icon to find out more.

Key phrases

SEMH needs
Severe Learning Difficulties

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