Welcome to Harry Watts Academy
Harry Watts Academy is a special school providing education for children aged 5-16 based in the city of Sunderland. It is due to open in September 2020 with 8 pupils, growing to 96 pupils by September 2022. Harry Watts Academy is part of Prosper Learning Trust.
The curriculum at Harry Watts Academy is based on the understanding that each child and young person with autism may see the world and learn in a very different way. We therefore have a commitment to personalise the curriculum to the unique qualities and needs of each pupil, and a teaching and learning approach that is flexible and informed by specialist knowledge of the strengths and difficulties associated with autism in general.
Under section 10 of the Academies Act 2010 the Trust is required to consult with stakeholders on our proposals for the new school and as a result this website outlines further detail on where and how you can find out more about our proposed new free school.
This is your opportunity to have your say on our proposals please see our Consultation page.