Sutton New ASD School

The Greenshaw Learning Trust has been given approval by the Department for Education to establish a new school in Sutton for secondary age students on the autistic spectrum.
On 7 February 2024, Sutton Council’s planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the building of Angel Hill Academy. There has been a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this stage, and we thank all the partners who have been involved.

With planning permission now granted, the Greenshaw Learning Trust is looking forward to continuing to build on this partnership with students, families and the wider community, to bring this school to life. 

Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to contributing to a world-class education system across local areas for all students, and the opening of Angel Hill Academy special school is significant in delivering on this commitment for all students. 

Angel Hill Academy is a school for 11 to 19-year-old autistic students with an Education Health and Care Plan who meet the Local Education Authority’s admissions criteria. The curriculum will be focused on providing rich learning experiences and preparation for adulthood from the day of their arrival in Year 7 and throughout their school journey.

Angel Hill Academy will be structured to provide:

  • Consistent, proactive support so students develop their independence.
  • Opportunities for community inclusion with peers.
  • Access to appropriate subject-specific teaching in specialist teaching areas across the campus: specialist art, science, food technology, and technology and multimedia.
  • Opportunities to achieve relevant and appropriate qualifications and accreditations.
  • Therapeutic support from speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists and mental health support.

As a Trust, GLT has been and will continue to be fully involved in the design process, maximising educational opportunities through an inclusive design. 

We are looking forward to bringing to life a building that reflects the changing age, interest and social dynamics of our students; building a school where our students belong, where they can grow, develop, thrive and be and become active members of their communities.