Welcome to Corley Centre

FREE SCHOOL MEALS. Please remember that If your financial circumstances change, you will be able to make an application for free school meals during this time. If your circumstances have changed and you are planning to make an application, please notify us directly, as we may be able to offer some assistance.

Headteacher’s 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/vocational range. Read More >> 

2019 Year 11 Attainment

Well done to our 2019 Year 11 students:

  • 73% attained a GCSE in English, Maths and Biology
  • 67% attained a GCSE in English and Maths
  • 80% attained a GCSE in English or Maths
  • 80% attained at least 3 GCSEs
  • 33% attained a GCSE in:
    – English Language
    – English Literature
    – Maths
    – Biology
    – Citizenship
  • Our average attainment per student is 7.3 Level 1 qualifications


2019 Year 11 and Post 16 100% Positive Destinations

Congratulations to our 2019 Year 11 and Post 16 leavers. We are proud to announce that 100% of students have secured a positive destination on a course of their choosing.

Students have transferred to the following colleges and Post 16 providers:

  • Adult Education, Coventry
  • Corley Centre Post 16, Coventry
  • Coventry College, Coventry
  • Discovery Academy, Nuneaton
  • Hereward College, Coventry
  • Solihull College, Solihull
  • University College, Birmingham

Courses include:

  • Business Administration
  • Catering
  • Employability
  • English
  • Foundation Studies
  • Horticulture
  • Life Skills
  • Maths
  • Software Development

We are very proud of each of our students and their individual achievements.





We are thrilled to announce that Corley Centre has been awarded 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.” Artsmark Arts Council England

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.