The Spectrum Centre at Meridian High School provides students on the autistic spectrum a safe, calm and inclusive environment in order to support their access to mainstream education.
We have an individualised approach where each student has a personalised timetable and curriculum offer. We offer a life skills based curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4. We also provide a high level of support through specialist teachers in the Spectrum Centre and teaching assistant support in the mainstream lessons.
All mainstream staff receive training on ASD based approaches, strategies and strong communication between staff means students are supported effectively.
All students are assessed by our speech and language and occupational therapists when the join. Once assessed, individual intervention programmes are then designed for those that require additional support in these areas.
There are 30 places available within the Spectrum Centre and students are referred by Croydon’s special educational needs team. Students must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with a primary need of ASD.
If you feel your child may benefit from a place in the Spectrum Centre please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit.
“Since attending the Spectrum Centre I feel that my confidence has been boosted. If I am anxious about something in mainstream the Spectrum staff help to relieve it. I feel they have helped me a lot generally over the last three years.” – Year 10 Student
“Before I attended Spectrum I would never go to mainstream lesson but now with their help I can” – Year 8 Student
“Spectrum has helped me control my emotions and I now have a safe place” – Year 8 Student