The Quest School was founded in September 2003 to provide a specialist school for pupils with autism.
Children and young people with autism have specific and distinct needs, and they and their families deserve an education that is right for them.
At Quest School, the pupils always come first and we strive to help them reach their full potential, to maximise their opportunities to access and integrate into mainstream community life to the greatest possible extent, for the benefit of themselves and their families.
The Quest School is committed to providing a fully inclusive environment, which recognises and meets diversity of need. Each pupil is valued as being special and unique, with their own rich mix of abilities, strengths and talents. Whilst recognising that they all have difficulties to overcome, we are committed to enabling them to get the most out of life.
We create a positive, caring environment, where self esteem is high and the children are happy, stimulated and motivated to learn.
We set high expectations for ourselves and our pupils, always promoting personal growth and responsibility.
We offer our pupils a full and wide ranging educational experience, whilst maintaining a clear focus on skills that are essential for their personal development and well being, such as communication, behaviour and independence skills.
We have a distinctive teaching methodology, based on fundamental principles of behaviour science, and a curriculum specifically designed for our pupils’ individual needs.
We provide personal and individualised plans for all our pupils, with input from a team of professionals, comprising Teachers, Behaviour Consultants, Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Teaching is delivered in either ‘one to one’ or small group teaching sessions, and is implemented by highly skilled and trained staff.
The Quest School, a ‘non-profit making’ registered charity, is governed by a Board of Management and supervised by an independent Board of Trustees.
We are proud of what is being achieved at Quest, and feel privileged to belong to such a special, supportive and successful community.