Our Mission

“Raising aspirations and improving lives.”

The College opened in 1995 and has a well-qualified staff team that are highly experienced in autism specific teaching, learning and support.

Based in Sunderland and Newcastle, the College provides day and residential education for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years with an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Students come from across the country to access this specialist provision that enables them to achieve their personal ambitions.

The majority of our students have additional and complex needs including learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health conditions, behaviours that challenge and sensory issues.


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ESPA College Safeguarding Policy

Outstanding procedures for safeguarding
Partnership working is outstanding
Care, Guidance and Support are outstanding
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