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We believe in our learners so they can believe in themselves.

Every learner has untapped potential waiting to be unleashed. We see their unique qualities, connect with their aspirations, understand their challenges and together, we achieve.

Newcome Education is a small family of like-minded independent day and residential special schools in the East Midlands and East of England. Our schools are characterised by their shared expertise and specialism for supporting autistic children and young people and those who have social, emotional and mental health needs. We place equal emphasis on academic input and therapeutic support, and believe that grades and qualifications should not be the sole measure of success for our students. We ensure that our learners gain relevant, nationally-recognised qualifications alongside developing the necessary independence and life skills required to enable them to follow pathways to a meaningful career and fulfilling adulthood.

Our Schools

Seeing potential in every student


“ Thank you so much for everything you have done for our son. You gave him belief in himself as a learner and the tools to put it into action. We believe you have changed the course of his life and we will never be able to express the extent of our gratitude to you”



“Pupils make excellent progress in their personal development. They develop resilience, perseverance and a desire to succeed.”



Where does the name ‘Newcome’ come from?

Newcome Education is a subsidiary of
Cavendish Education.

Henry Cavendish, the natural philosopher and scientist who discovered Hydrogen was widely believed to have displayed autistic traits. In 1742, he attended a school called “Newcomes’’ in Hackney.

At the time, “Newcomes” was known for combining academic input alongside an holistic approach to natural sciences, natural history, sport, drama, the arts and the great outdoors. Today, this holistic approach is as important as ever, especially for students who have additional challenges.

We took our inspiration for the name and logo from this.


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