Gretton School


Gretton School in Girton, Cambridgeshire, is a specialist day and residential school for boys and girls with Autism Spectrum Condition, high functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

The school provides individually tailored programmes of education, care and therapy for pupils from 5 to 19 years of age.

Class sizes are small with high staff to student ratios. There is a purposeful, calm atmosphere in school where children have fun, are expected to work hard, learn new skills and knowledge and to behave in an appropriate manner.

"Leaders have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and provide well for their academic achievement". Ofsted, 2020

Students are supported by a hard-working team of teachers, teaching assistants, a behaviour support team and administration staff. All staff share a responsibility of raising standards and keeping self-esteem high, but also in making life at school structured, fun and enjoyable.


"Often, pupils have not had an easy time previously in the education system. Many have lost years of education and some have significant gaps in their learning. Pupils make rapid gains at this school." Ofsted, 2o2o

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection confirmed that Gretton is a Good school and we’d like to invite you to make an appointment to experience the nurturing environment and enthusiasm within school.

It is a privilege to be Gretton’s Principal and I hope that when children leave us, having achieved their very best, that they look back with positive and happy memories of the people, events and opportunities here.

I look forward to meeting you.

Ian Thorsteinsson

Gretton School, Manor Farm Road, Girton, Cambs, CB3 0RX


5–19 years

Day & Residential, co-educational

Average class size between 5–7

Support for high functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome


S&LT, OT, Ed Pysch, Music and Drama Therapy

Individualised programmes for all students

Preparation for university, college and employment



Tel: 01223 277438



Ian Thorsteinsson




Cavendish Education Ltd
14-16 Waterloo Place
London SW1Y 4AR

Tel: +44 (0) 203 305 9095


Registered in England and Wales
No: 08439186

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