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Our vision

We believe that every child with autism should have the same, or better opportunities to learn as other children.

Our ethos

Our school is a place where all people are respected, achieve beyond what is expected, are empowered to make positive choices about their own lives, and have rich and varied experiences. Our learning is truly personalised and capitalises on each child’s personal strengths and interests. We make a positive, inclusive contribution to our community.

“I have never come across a school that is as kind, caring and understanding about its pupils.” - A visiting parent

About Us

Church Lawton is a free school owned and operated by the NAS Academies Trust. It opened its doors to children with autism in Cheshire East and neighbouring authorities in early 2015.

Church Lawton School caters for children and young people with autism and Asperger syndrome aged 4-19

Cheshire East Council has identified a need for such specialist provision – our new school will fill a much-needed gap.

NAS Academies Trust was established in 2012 as a subsidiary of The National Autistic Society (NAS). Its purpose is to establish and operate autism­-specific free schools and academies. We are committed to developing outstanding schools that improve outcomes for young people with autism

A key factor in this vision is that children and young people receive the right education, one which equips them to make informed choices. Church Lawton School will hence be the realisation of the NAS Academies Trust vision, since we will increase the achievement, choice and opportunity for our young people.

School building


Located in Church Lawton, between Crewe and Congleton, the building will have up-to-date design features and facilities for 60 young people with autism and Asperger syndrome aged 4-19, so they feel comfortable and secure and are able to learn. We are working with designers and building contractors to develop the best possible school design to meet the needs of our young people



Working for Us








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