The Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust (AST) is a multi-academy trust that run and support the development of new special schools to enable children and young people with autism to learn, thrive and achieve. It was previously known as the Autism Schools Trust.
The Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust is a exempt charity and company limited by guarantee.
Our first school, The Rise, is designed to be inspirational and transformational, with a broad and challenging curriculum in an environment of high expectations and close individual focus.
The Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust is led by an experienced team of people passionate about education being the path to transform the life chances of children and young people with autism. With the right levels of both support and challenge at school, we know that they can go on to make a successful transition to adult life.
Our vision is for social and academic inclusion from as early an age as possible for our pupils with autism.
The Rise School is the first school set up by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust in September 2014. It is a special school dedicated to educating pupils with autism aged 4 to 18.
Ambitious About Autism
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. It provides services, raises awareness and understanding, and campaigns for change. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College it offers specialist education and support.