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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Latest Covid-19 update 


Dear Parents / Carers


I am writing to inform you that, because we are a special school, all staff at Columbia Grange have been lucky enough to receive their first Covid 19 vaccination

Most were completed last week and there are a few more to be completed this week 

This means that we are able to reopen fully to all pupils who wish to on Monday 8th March 2021

The Government is set to make an announcement around 15th February regarding when schools will re- open and if lockdown measures will be eased.  It is our intention to be fully open regardless of what the government announces

If other schools remain closed and lockdown measures are still in place you do not have to return your child to school and you will not be penalised for choosing not to

We also want to reassure you that the protocols and risk assessments that we currently have in place will continue to be in place once we fully reopen    


We are delighted to share that we have received our fourth outstanding OFSTED report.  A massive thank you and well done to all our staff, pupils and all stakeholders. 

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Easter Holiday29Mar2021

9:00 am - 02 apr, 4:00 pm

School closed for Easter holidays

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9:00 am - 09 apr, 4:00 pm

School closed for Easter holidays

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Columbia Grange is a co-educational school for children with severe learning difficulties and/or autism between the ages of two to eleven years. The school opened in September 2003 and is a purpose built provision with additional facilities for those pupils with autism. The school benefits from assessment facilities in our nursery, various therapy rooms, indoor/outdoor adventure playground, information technology room, music room, library, food technology room, sound and light studio and a parent’s room. The school has extensive outdoor facilities including a multi-purpose play area, pupil’s garden, nature trail and a discovery park.


With the current political drive towards increased inclusion, Columbia Grange act as a flexible base, whereby children (with ASD) from mainstream schools can attend on a temporary basis as part of a planned intervention strategy. In addition to these facilities the school also benefits from having an outreach department, which is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced team of specialists in autism. The school has established itself as a training centre for autism within the city, sharing good practice and delivering training.


Columbia Grange School is not affiliated to any particular religious denomination.