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Ethos & Vision

What’s special about Clarendon

Clarendon is a day special academy for pupils aged 4-16 with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs including Autism. There are places for 140 young people (50 Primary and 90 Secondary), usually in classes of around 12.  Our team work together provides the best education and pastoral care to ensure that Clarendon is a place of learning for everyone. This is achieved through:

Our vision            

To be a centre of excellence where all pupils are supported and challenged to:

  • Achieve their full potential in their academic, social, creative, personal, physical and moral development.
  • Grow in confidence and become as independent as possible.
  • Make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community, in which they are valued as individuals.

Our Mission

Our philosophy is that pupils will flourish and achieve their full potential when they are taught:

  • In a nurturing, safe and engaging environment.
  • With consistently excellent, engaging and progressive teaching and learning opportunities for all.
  • A broad and innovative curriculum which enriches the experience of our pupils.
  • And provided with opportunities for life-long learning, growing independence and to be valued members of society.

Clarendon officially became an academy on 1st October 2016.  Along with Strathmore School and (from September 2019) Capella House School, we make up The Auriga Academy Trust.  Becoming a ‘Multi-Academy Trust’ (MAT) under the direction of a Trust Board has enabled our schools to benefit from economies of scale and encouraged us to work in greater partnership.