About us


Mill House School aims to provide an outstanding, and highly personalised, educational experience for children and young people with high levels of anxiety associated with autism spectrum disorder and/or early trauma, enabling them to overcome barriers to learning and achieve academic and personal success.

Through specialist teaching, well-planned interventions and a range of therapeutic support, we aim to meet the needs of the most vulnerable young people and start the journey to transforming their futures.

Vision, values and ethos

Our aim is to re-engage pupils in the life and routines of school and develop well-adjusted and skilled young people who can contribute positively to society and lead productive and purposeful lives.

Through a broad, balanced and rich secondary school curriculum; one that is highly personalised and closely tailored to each pupils’ level of ability, interest and aspirations, we will meet the needs of the most vulnerable young people.

Pupils are set aspirational targets and are given the opportunity to work towards meaningful qualifications. Our academic curriculum is supported by a robust pastoral, and enriching extra-curricular programme, designed to build Cultural Capital and equip students with the necessary skills for adult life.

Our shared vision for all pupils at Mill House School is about helping pupils achieve more than they ever thought possible through a culture rooted in the following values:

Respect – respecting ourselves and one another enables all individuals to work productively and harmoniously together.

Responsibility – learning to make good choices; doing things that you are supposed to, and accepting the results of our actions.

Excellence – having pride in our work and achievements and trying to achieve our very best.

Courage – taking risks, aspiring to be adventurous; being brave enough to try new things without fear of making mistakes enables us to learn news kills and achieve our aspirations.

Determination – working hard, persevering, and facing challenges enables us to achieve success.

Friendship – being kind, thoughtful and supportive to others helps us to build and maintain friendships.

Community – understanding that we are all part of a learning community, working in partnership to help and support each other to be our best.

We appreciate that this is a big step for your child and for yourselves. Please rest assured that our team are committed to ensuring that your child’s journey with us is a happy and successful one.

Core aims

Mill House School provides a bespoke education package for each pupil which meets their educational, social and emotional needs. At Mill House School, we aim to:

  • provide a happy, safe and nurturing learning environment where all pupils are supported so they can grow and flourish
  • provide a transformative learning environment which maximises academic and personal potential and achievement
  • meet the social, emotional and learning needs of each pupil through the delivery of a flexible, highly personalised and creative curriculum
  • achieve excellence in education and curriculum delivery
  • build pupils’ resilience, wellbeing and positive mental health within the context of a safe, therapeutic and nurturing learning environment
  • improve pupils’ self-esteem by celebrating progress and success
  • provide appropriate behaviour support, specialist and therapeutic intervention
  • help pupils acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the changing world in which they live
  • offer opportunities to broaden horizons and lead to national accreditations and certified awards
  • actively promote pupils’ participation in the local community
  • contribute to the development of confident, secure, well-adjusted and skilled young people who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible
  • contribute to the development of responsible citizens with a fundamental understanding of British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • support parents and carers through supportive and valued working relationships.