Lighthouse School, inspiring bright futures

Inspiring Bright Futures

Welcome to Lighthouse School Leeds.

Welcome to our inspirational school that is delivering a unique, quality and individualised High School education to autistic students. Lighthouse School came about through five families with children on the autistic spectrum who had identified a great demand for a school that specifically met the needs of autistic students. Our vision was to create a school where students can thrive, where their needs are fully understood and met, where learning is individualised and aligned to their destination, and where the environment supports their specific learning styles. We want to enable our students to develop independence, a true sense of their own self-worth and the capacity to contribute to society and live a full and happy life. The Government’s Free School Programme gave us the ideal vehicle to turn the vision into reality and we were fortunate to be the first Special Free School in the country to open its doors in September 2012. Since then the school continues to grow and flourish and is part of the Local Offer with the Local Authority. In 2023 we have 84 students on roll. The school aspires to be the best ASC school in the country! We hope you will join us on the journey.

Katie Parlett – Chair of Trustees (Founder member)

By holding the highest of ambitions for our children (even if they cannot see it for themselves), we shine a light on their potential to lead the brightest of futures.”

Term Dates 2023-24

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Tesco Stronger Starts Scheme for a Student Sensory Wellbeing Garden - 2 October 2023 to mid January 2024

Please see below for details of the Tesco stores where Lighthouse School is part of their Stronger Starts Scheme.

Tesco scheme from 2 October 2023 to mid January 2024

School closes for Christmas holidays at 1.15pm

Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Events Calendar

Staff training day - school closed to students

Thursday 21st of December 2023

Events Calendar