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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


February 2024

This month, we welcome Geri to our staff team.  Here, Geri introduces herself...

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February 2024

Term 3 Newsletter available now - catch up on what went on at Newingate during term 3

February 2024

Year 11 visit:

Our Year 11 students visited The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury.


Students were thoroughly engaged in the artwork and artefacts as they made their way through the gallery and Museum.


Students explored the current exhibition ‘storytellers’.

Key artists explored by the students were Billy Childish, Catman, Walter Sickert and David Hockney.

Students have reviewed the exhibition and have documented their findings as part of their Arts Award.

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February 2024

Year 7 visit:

Art Trip to the Turner Contemporary Gallery:


Year 7 students visited the Turner Contemporary Gallery situated on the seafront in Margate, to enable them to observe work by numerous artists first hand.


Students have been exploring the work of the historical artist, William Turner and the contemporary artist Kurt Jackson as part of the curriculum in their art lessons.


The Turner Gallery is built on the site of the boarding house where JMW Turner stayed during his visits to Margate, the gallery is inspired by the life and work of the celebrated artist, who found inspiration in the town’s skies and light.


This enabled the students to view the sea and explore the actual location that Turner was inspired by. Students had created their own seascapes using mixed media prior to attending the gallery.

The students were offered a sensory bag as they navigated their way around the exhibition, this enabled them to feel offcuts of materials used to create the artwork on show.


They observed the contemporary artwork on show. They were also able to explore the core learning studio with sculptural artworks designed for play, alongside the children’s art library of over 400 books and regular workshop programme.


Everything in the space was interactive and students were encouraged to spend time to test ideas and explore, to look in different ways, create sculptures, take photographs, move things around, stack, link, play, and add their contributions to the changing space.

Newingate School

48 New Dover Road




Tel: 01227 501309

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