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Ripplevale School is an autism specialist school with three campuses across Kent and Medway. 


Its Lower School campus in Broadstairs welcomes pupils aged 6-11 years; the Upper School campus in Deal caters for pupils aged  11 to 18 years, and Ripplevale School & College, Rochester welcomes children and young people between the ages of 6 and 21+ years old. 


Ripplevale provides a caring learning environment where students make meaningful progress, relative to their individual starting points. 

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Jane Norris


Headteacher - Broadstairs & Deal

Ripplevale School, Broadstairs & Deal


The staff team is passionate in their collective goal of helping students to feel safe and secure, whilst fulfilling their potential both academically and socially. Students and their needs come first; every student is truly individual and the educational setting aims to nurture those individualities and encourage students to enable them to become confident, independent and aspirational young people ready to enter into adulthood.


"Prior to attending this school, many pupils had years of negative educational experiences. Pupils say that they feel safe, confident and happy, now they are at Ripplevale. Parents are delighted with how their (children) have changed" Ofsted, 

  • 6-18 years old

  • Day school

  • Average class size 6-10

  • Support for Autistic Spectrum Condition and associated needs

  • Extensive range of therapies on offer

Ripplevale School, Rochester


Ripplevale School, Rochester has particular experience in supporting autistic students who may also require Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy.


Our team of qualified therapists ensures that every aspect of your child’s holistic journey is met with the right wrap-around care to encourage and maximise their potential in every way possible.


Mirroring a mainstream curriculum whilst providing a ‘homely’ feel, our specialist provision keeps our students’ anxieties to a minimum and allows them enough freedom to enjoy their educational journey right up to the age of 25, where our college provides bespoke learning in many subject areas to give students a natural pathway into employment. 


Natalie Christie

Headteacher - Rochester


  • 6-21+ years old

  • Day school & College

  • Average class size 6-10

  • Support for Autistic Spectrum Condition and associated needs

  • Extensive range of therapies on offer

  • Social enterprises (Hair & Beauty salon and Restaurant) provide real life work experience


01634 812233






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