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Welcome to Newingate School

Newingate School has been founded on the vision of providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people with Autism to learn, progress and achieve for a positive future.


Our school is deliberately small to help meet individual learning and developmental needs; to reduce anxiety; provide safety; and focus on positive relationships so that we can all progress together.


We emphasise and prioritise the development of our students social communication skills above all else, so as to support and nurture academic progress at a pace and level to suit each student


We offer a broad curriculum that reflects a traditional model of education with opportunities for personalisation and specialisms to be pursued where appropriate so that students gain what they need for a positive future into adulthood.


We’re currently more than happy to take referrals directly from parents and carers who are looking to find the right setting for their child or young person.

Parents and Carers are advised to talk first with the SENDCo at their child’s current place of education. The SENDCo (along with the parent/carer) can then refer to the Local Authority admission placement process where decisions for referral will be made.

For admission, children and young people:

  • Will be aged between 11 – 18 years (secondary age, or transitioning to secondary phase)

  • Will be referred by their local authority (most likely Kent or Medway)

  • Will have an education, health and care plan (or will be under assessment)

  • Will have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition

  • May have social, emotional, mental health needs as well

  • May have specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia

  • Will benefit from the school’s therapeutic and relational approach to education and learning.

If you’d like to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our Admissions team will be happy to discuss you and your child’s needs in more detail. Please contact office@newingateschool.co.uk


Podcast - Donna Curtis - Therapy Lead

June 2024

We have a new podcast episode available now!

In this episode Newingate's Therapy Lead explores her role and work at the school.

Take a listen....

June 2024


We are thrilled to finally be able to share the outcome of our recent Ofsted Inspection!


After only 8 months of being open, our school has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted, and received an 'Outstanding' rating for Personal Development!

Truly amazing is how one parent and carer summed up Newingate School. Another, referring to staff, said, ‘They go above and beyond.(Ofsted)

The inspection found pupil personal development to be 'exceptional', highlighted the 'good' quality of education delivered and concluded pupils ‘ feel happy and safe’.

This impressive achievement demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality education, building positive relationships and creating a safe and inclusive environment for our students.

A huge well done to our dedicated staff, supportive parents and carers, and our amazing students, there really is so much to be proud of!

Read the full report by clicking on the report front cover...

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June 2024

Term 5 Newsletter available now - catch up on what went on at Newingate during term 5

Newingate School

48 New Dover Road




Tel: 01227 501309

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