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We are thrilled to announce that Corley Centre has been awarded with an Artsmark Gold Award. 

“The panel commend the impact your Artsmark journey has had in increasing the proportions of pupils choosing the arts at GCSE level, and the positive impact it has had on improving your pupils’ self-esteem and confidence. Pupils have evidently been engaged in, and benefited from, the broad range of exciting, creative opportunities that you provide at the Corley Centre. The panel is also impressed that the school fosters pupils’ autonomy in their creative work through offering the Arts Award scheme and the implementation of a panel of Arts Ambassadors.”

Arts Council England

CTE Awards 2018.
Photograph by Katie Neeves of Martin Neeves Photography & Film – www.martinneeves.com – Tel: +44 (0)7973 638591 – E-mail: katie@martinneeves.com

Mr Walker Awarded University Prize for Inspirational Teaching

We are immensely proud to announce that Mr Walker has been awarded the Warwick University Ann Barnes Memorial Prize for Inspirational Teaching.

Mr Walker completed his teacher training through the university’s Schools’ Direct programme, gaining Qualified Teacher Status in the summer and being appointed to Lead Teacher for Science at Corley Centre from September.

Mr Walker came to us in 2015 as a teaching assistant, with his sights set on becoming a teacher. We are proud to have enabled him to fulfill his ambition and we wish him an exciting and fulfilling career.

Mr Walker received this prestigious award at the Warwick University Centre for Teacher Education Awards’ Dinner last week.



Headteachers Welcome

Corley Centre is a secondary special school for students with complex social and communication difficulties. Many of our students have a diagnosis of autism and their academic abilities span the full National Curriculum and GCSE range. Read More >> 

Our Learning Environment

Addressing Our Students’ Autism Needs

Our students present very differently, both from neurotypical individuals and from each other. They are fully representative of the autism spectrum.

Given the diversity within the autism spectrum and between individuals, there is no single educational intervention that is useful for all students, and no single intervention that would on its own be sufficient to meet all the needs of a particular student on the autism spectrum. Read More >>

Students New To Corley Centre

All new students will be invited with their parents for an individual tour of the school at which time they will be able to meet some staff and older students and ask any questions they may have.