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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. 

To see what life is like at Step By Step this short video will give you an insight into our wonderful school.

We are based just outside East Grinstead and serve a wide area of Local Authorities in the South East. These include: West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Sutton, Bromley, Croydon, Kent and Surrey.

We help pupils develop the skills, understanding and confidence in order to reach their full potential, so as far as possible are able to lead full and happy lives.

Our school was founded in 2004 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 individualised programmes for each pupil throughout the school day based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and supported by other complementary methods including: