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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All


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. 

Latest News

  • Last half term the SAFC foundation of light supported families in a ten week programme. see more about it by clicking the link
  • Staff inset training and work around our feelings. click the link to see more about what we have been up to.
  • Children from Class 8 and Class 10 enjoyed a trip to Nissan as part its Monozukuri Caravan Programme. Click the link to find out more about it.
  • We were delighted to have the RPO entertain us on Friday 6th January 2017. Click the link to read more about their visit.
  • Click here to see images of the rehearsals
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Latest School Calendar Events

Summer holiday26Jul2021

9:00 am - 30 jul, 4:00 pm

School closed for summer holidays

Summer holiday02Aug2021

9:00 am - 06 aug, 4:00 pm

School closed for summer holidays

Summer holiday09Aug2021

9:00 am - 13 aug, 4:00 pm

School closed for summer holidays

Summer holiday16Aug2021

9:00 am - 20 aug, 4:00 pm

School closed for summer holidays

Summer holiday23Aug2021

9:00 am - 27 aug, 4:00 pm

School closed for summer 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.