Holbrook School
Where learning comes to life


Holbrook School for Autism is a Derbyshire special school. While the majority of our pupils live in Derbyshire, a large number also live in Derby City and some from Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City.

Parents should contact the Local Authority to find out about our admissions arrangements.  A link to the Derbyshire special school admissions advice is given below.

Holbrook School for Autism also has its own admissions policy, explaining how admissions are managed by the governors.  Please follow the link below to find out more.


School Key Dates
Holbrook School for Autism

For the latest and future Derbyshire term dates and school holidays on the Derbyshire County Council website – click here.



Holbrook School for Autism takes guidance from the Department of Health for infection control in schools.  Please click on the link below to access a copy of the guidance.

Visits for Prospective Parents/Carers

We welcome visits from prospective parents/carers who would like to look around our school.  Visits to the Holbrook site in respect of children from reception through to year 9 inclusive are shown below

  • Monday – 10:30 am
  • Wednesday – 10:30 am

Visits to be the Belper site in respect of young people from years 10 through to 14 inclusive are:

  • Friday – 10:30 am

Please be aware that visits are undertaken in small groups so you may be with other parents/carers on the day.

The visit is expected to last no more than an hour.  We, therefore, encourage parents/carers to visit the school without their child/children where possible to enable you to benefit fully from the visit, but understand that this may not be feasible in some circumstances.



We encourage all our pupils to wear the school uniform which comprises of a burgundy sweatshirt and grey polo shirt, each with an embroidered school logo. However, we understand that some pupils may have sensory issues that make wearing the uniform difficult for them. Therefore, wearing the school uniform is voluntary.

Our uniform provider is School Trends.  To purchase your child’s school uniform, please click on the link below and search for Holbrook School for Autism.  Further information for parents can also be found on their website.


Snack money

We provide snacks for all our pupils each day. We ask parents & carers to contribute £1 per week towards the cost of these snacks.


As a school we discourage parents from taking their children out of school for holidays in term time. However, leave can be authorised, in exceptional circumstances, by completing the leave of absence request form and submitting it to the school office.  For further information, please refer to the Parental Guidance also shown below.


Our school requires parental consent in order for your child to participate in a range of activities, particularly out of school. Please complete the form at the link below and return it to school.

We also require consent to administer medication within school. Please complete the form below and return to the school office.

Your comments

If you have any comments that you would like to make about our school, and what we do, then please send them to us using the comments form in the Contact section.

We shall post them on this section of the website.

Thank you!






If you wish to make a complaint

Feedback to Ofsted

We always value feedback.  Please use the link below if you wish to make a submission to Ofsted about the school.

Thank you for your comments.


Advice & Support

Derbyshire Information, Advice & Support Service (DIASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (formerly Parent Partnership) provide free, impartial and confidential information to parents and children and young people on issues around education, health and social care, relating to special educational provision.  Please see the attached leaflet or visit their website http://www.derbyshireiass.co.uk

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