Medeshamstede Academy is an all through Academy for 127 pupils, aged 4 to 16. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for communication and interaction with a diagnosis of Autism as their main presenting need. Pupils have associated difficulties, within the areas of:
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and physical needs
Most of our pupils live within the City of Peterborough and some are from Cambridgeshire and other neighbouring counties.
Our academy provides neurodiverse pupils with autism a calm, safe and supportive environment in which their differences are understood, allowing them to thrive and succeed.
We have high aspirations for our pupils. We prioritise working in partnership with parents, carers, therapists and other professionals. This ensures that the needs of the individual and their families are effectively met, so that pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. Our dedicated and experienced staff skilfully plan learning provision which is personalised, engaging, and motivating; often using pupils' special interests.
Our curriculum is broad and relevant; delivered through termly themed imaginative learning projects which support appropriate pre-formal, semi-formal and formal learning pathways towards independent learning. We deliver outdoor learning in our Forest School which challenges pupils to problem solve, builds self-esteem and teamwork. Off site and residential trips enhance the curriculum further. In key stage 4, a range of accreditation is offered from entry level to GCSE to prepare pupils for their next stage of education.