Useful Links

Useful Links

The Howard Partnership Trust is a growing family of 13 schools in the South East of England. Our family includes Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and welcomes any school that shares our values and commitment to Bringing out the Best in each and every one of our children and young people. Visit website

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Eastwick Schools

Eastwick Schools


Autism, referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) by the medical profession, is a lifelong spectrum condition which affects people in different ways and is caused by differences in the brain. People with autism may have difficulties with social communication and interaction, repetitive and restrictive behaviour, under- or over-sensitivity to light, sound, taste or touch, highly focused interests, anxiety, meltdowns and shutdowns. The most recent government autism prevalence survey suggested that approximately 1% of the population has autism, but it is likely that the real figure may be higher, as many people are undiagnosed. Watch a video explaining autism here.

Autistic strengths include great attention to detail, strong long-term memory, deep concentration, tenacity, integrity, creativity, methodical, innovative, heightened observation and visual skills. Some people with autism excel in academic areas such as maths, engineering and science due to their strengths in technical and logical subjects and abilities to accurately memorise large amounts of information. Read more about the positives of autism here.

For more information about autism, see the links below.

National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society (NAS)

NAS Surrey Branch - here you can download the form to access the stepping up to autism course.

NAS Referral for Support Form

Other Links:

Autism and Girls | Autistic Girls Network
Young Minds

PDA Society - Helpful Approaches for parents and Carer

Girls and autism - Flying Under the Radar

Sources of Support

Please speak to your class teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child and their progress.


Stepping up for Autism - Parent Course

We are delighted to announce that Eastwick Schools will be hosting the National Autistic Society’s ‘Stepping up for Autism’ 8 week parent course, starting in April. Please see flyer for more information.

Eastwick Schools Stepping up for Autism