Mission Statement

Our Mission

Phoenix College is an Independent Specialist Provider of Further Education for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). We offer a 3-year programme of study to applicants aged 19 to 25 mainly with a primary diagnosis of autism, a closely related communication difficulty plus learning disability or difficulty.

The College is operated by the Phoenix Autism Trust (PAT). The Trust grew out of the long established Phoenix Special School and has been able to draw on the considerable experience and expertise of the school. The charity (PAT) and Phoenix College are now completely independent, under the control of an experienced Board of Trustees.

Phoenix Autism Trust is a registered charity that exists to support young learners in and around London mainly with a primary diagnosis of autism, a closely related communication difficulty plus learning disability or difficulty, to be able to learn, thrive and reach their full potential.

Phoenix College offers all students a full day curriculum, designed and delivered around them, aimed at achieving those increased life chances that are described above. We prioritise the development of communication, employability skills, independent living skills and understanding relationships so that the transition to adult life is successful and fulfilling. The programme for each student is worked out with them and their family with progress points set out, measured and monitored with formal reviews at least annually, in line with the SEND Code of Practice.

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