Wargrave House LEAP College

Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated difficulties
S41 status


Wargrave House LEAP College
449 Wargrave Road
WA12 8RS
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks – 3 years
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General Description

Wargrave House LEAP is situated in the market town of Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Each student follows a structured and personalised programme to prompte independence, functional life skills and occupational learning and develop a sense of well-being, emotional understanding and healthy lifestyles. Key elements include an autism specific focus with integrated specialist speech and language and occupational therapy, support for behaviour and inclusive experiences within an holistic 24/7 curriculum.


Wargrave House multi-disciplinary team has particular expertise in supporting social communication, sensory integration, behaviour and emotional needs within a QCF accredited 'Preparation for Adulthood' focused curriculum.  Core skills (maths, English and ICT) are intergrated into individual learning plans and strong links with local and national employers ensure all students particpate in challenging work activities linked to their future aspirations.  Education and care services are supported in-house by a large specialist therapy team (speech and language and occupational therapy). Medical needs are supported by our registered Learning Disabilities nurse.

Specialist Facilities

We offer an autism-specific and therapeutic environment, providing Specialist Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy (including Sensory Integration). Our highly trained staff have relevant qualifications to provide support for, and understanding of, the  complex needs of learners with ASD. They use recognised strategies to support behaviour, structure the environment (TEACCH), and provide assistive augmentative communication strategies (such as PECS, communicaiton aids), assess sensory needs and functional communication. Health support is provided by an on-site registered Learning Disability nurse.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Severe autism spectrum disorder
    • Asperger syndrome
    • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour

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