For admission to the Heartland Autism Provision, the following criteria will be considered:

  • The Autism Provision must be named by the Local Authority in the child’s Education Health Care Plan.
  • Priority is given to students within the LA Haringey.
  • Students will be aged between 11–15 years old at the time of admission.
  • Students have a primary diagnosis of autism.
  • Students may have co-morbid diagnoses of language, social and communication difficulties, SEMH or sensory integration difficulties.
  • Students can be offered a place and start a placement at any time during the school year.
  • Students are admitted through consideration of papers, assessments and observations. In cases where the school feels the child does not meet the admissions criteria, the school will not offer a placement.

Transport and school times

Our school day starts at 8.25am when students arrive for school.

School finishes at 3.00pm each day.

Our students come to school in a variety of ways, such as independent travellers, parents and carers drop off and the use of local authority buses and taxis. Students who are transported by car, bus or taxi enter through the gate nearest the provision, off Western Road, and are collected from here too.


Our staff have a variety of background training and we aim to marry their skills and expertise to ensure the highest-quality education and provision. We provide regular training for our staff to ensure they are kept up to date with current practice and thinking within the field of autism. This is delivered through internal and external training, and support for further study where relevant.


The students in the provision are expected to wear the full Heartlands High School uniform at all times. Please visit the uniform shop tab on the main website for more information.

Health & Safety and Safeguarding

The safety and welfare of students and staff takes the highest priority. We follow all Heartlands High School policies, which can be viewed on the website. Within the Autism Provision, we have a number of risk assessments which are bespoke to our practice and the needs of our student population. The Autism Provision also has two Child Protection leads, Lucia Santi and Nadine Huseyin, who are responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of the students within the provision alongside the Safeguarding leads within the main school.