Individual learning towards an independent life

Email: - Phone: 01603 629440

Principal: Miss Rachel Quick

In 2016 Parkside Community Trust, Autism Anglia and Notre Dame High School were incorporated as a Board of Trustees known as The Wherry School Trust.  The Trustees who are the Proprietors intended to establish the free school because they identified a gap in provision for mainstream pupils with Autism.

The Wherry School, Norwich, will open in September 2017, as an all through day special school for pupils aged 4 – 19 with a diagnosis of autism and a wide range of ability, all of whom have an Education Health and Care Plan.  All pupils will be referred and funded by their Local Authority.

It is anticipated that 48 pupils will be admitted in the first year (2017/18) from years 1-8.  The school intends a phased admission over 3 years to meet its full complement of 100 pupils including 16 students in the sixth form.

The Wherry School’s ambition is to provide only the best quality education and care for children and young people with autism, and their families.


The Wherry School Trust Registered Office:


The Wherry School

280 Hall Road,






Registered in England and Wales No: 9255088

Visions Statement – 2017