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Stone Bay School

Stone Bay School offers day and residential provision for children and young people who have been diagnosed with  Autism Spectrum Disorder. All pupils will have their main area of need within Communication and Interaction.

Prospective pupils should be between 4 and 19 years of age, of either gender (although gender may limit availability of suitable residential accommodation).

We group our pupils as follows:

Reception class  

Key Stage 1 classes (years 1 and 2)

Key Stage 2 classes (years 3-6)  

Key Stage 3 Classes (years 7-9)

Key Stage 4/5 Classes (years 10-14)

Whilst we take the pupils’ age into account, how children are placed is flexible and depends on individual needs or abilities. Generally the groups will be organised to take into consideration the learning stages the individual pupils are at.

Each of our school classes will have between 6 and 8 pupils in each group, depending on the needs of the group and the size of the room available. 


The school cannot meet the needs of students who experience:

  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • A primary psychiatric disorder
  • Social, Emotional Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
  • An atypical diagnosis where provision requires individual teachers and teaching spaces.

Admissions process

Referral paperwork will come to the school from the potential pupil's Local Authority.  Parents or those with parental rights will be encouraged to visit the school ensuring everyone knows what exactly the school can offer. To ensure we have as full a comprehensive picture of the pupil, if we feel we may be able to meet the young person's needs,  we will visit their current school and home as we gather information we require. 

Offers of placement are made to the Local Authority and not directly to parents and carers. When an offer has been made teachers, therapists and residential staff will work collaboratively with, parents, social care professionals, previous school placement to ensure a smooth personalised transition plan is in place. 

For Parents and Primary carers

If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the main school office to book your attendance at one of our upcoming Open Mornings.

Referrals to school will always be made through your child’s Local Authority.

For Admissions policy click here

KsENT Special Schools Admissions Guidance

Find Us

70 Stone Road,
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1EB

01843 863 421