North Rye is situated in Kenton, Newcastle. Some of the learning also takes place in nearby Ashleigh, our Hall of Residence in Gosforth for both day and residential students. Most of the students have high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome and many have additional learning difficulties or disabilities.
All students access the autism specific core curriculum and the majority study courses at Entry Level and Level 1. Independence training, photography, media and music feature highly at this site with functional skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT are delivered discretely as well as being embedded within the curriculum. Students also enjoy the college’s outdoor education activities, joinery, and horticulture. Learners also attend courses at local General Further Education Colleges and a wide range of community-based learning opportunities as part of their educational programme.