Welcome to Alderwasley Hall School

Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and communication difficulties

Day and 38 to 52 week residential Age: Mixed 5-19

Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form are based in Derbyshire. We are close to the towns of Matlock, Belper and Wirksworth.

Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form provides exceptional education for day and residential students aged 5 to 20. We transform the lives of young people with High-Functioning ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Asperger’s Syndrome, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Developmental Language Disorder. We’re also highly experienced in meeting associated diagnoses and needs, such as Selective Mutism, anxieties and phobias.

Our goal for every one of our students is to be happy and healthy with a sense of belonging and purpose. Teacher, therapists, learning support workers and care staff work together to achieve our three core aims; a sense of belonging, a sense of productivity and emotional and physical wellbeing.

Our Aims

To give students a sense of belonging


To develop a sense of productivity


To promote emotional and physical wellbeing

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We are closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and the National Health Service (NHS). If you have any concerns please call us.

Please help us to protect yourself and others by practising basic personal hygiene:

  • • Washing your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel, regularly throughout the day.
  • • Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it, and wash your hands.
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