Welcome to Step by Step School
Step by Step is a small independent day school for pupils with autism. We provide specialised teaching for Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form pupils, aged 4 to 19, who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
We’re based in East Grinstead and serve a wide area of Local Education Authorities in the South East. These include: East and West Sussex, Sutton, Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham, Kent, Surrey and Brighton & Hove.
We help pupils develop the skills, understanding and confidence to reach their full potential and, as far as possible, lead full and independent lives.
Our school was founded in 2003 by a group of parents who had been running home education programmes. The aim was to provide a highly specialised approach to meet each pupil’s individual and autism specific needs within the social setting of a school.
The defining aspect of our school is 1:1 teaching for each pupil throughout the school day based on
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and supported by other complementary methods including:
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy