King Edwin School A Spark of Genius North East School

A warm welcome from the Principal

Lorna Mclean M.A.Ed. (Education Leadership) King Edwin School Principal

King Edwin school is a specialist school catering for those with social, emotional and mental health needs, or who have been identified as having a need or condition that falls within the autism spectrum (ASC/ASD). The school prides itself on its core values of helping students develop their kindness towards others, a growth mindset and become resilient and responsible young people during the time spent with us. In doing so, our students become prepared for the challenges and opportunities of their next steps, from taking a more active part in their family or community through to taking part in further education or training. The parents and carers of our students are a key part of this, and we try to work very closely with each family to support the development of each of our students.

I look forward to working with you, if you choose our school for your child.

Upper School start and finish times:

Please see our Lower School page under 'Our Curriculum' for the Lower School timetable.

Lessons start around 9.15am each day. Students must be on site for 8.55am.

School is open for breakfast club daily from 8.30am.

Student lunchtime is 12.30pm-1pm, and due to this short period of time, parents / carers are actively discouraged from collecting their children to take them home for lunch. The school day ends at 2.50 pm Monday to Thursday, and 1.50pm on Friday.

A small number of students have personalised start and finish times, to accommodate them being comfortable in school.

If this is required, please talk to us during your visits and before a young person starts with us.

School meals/food 

All meals are provided for our students.  We offer breakfast (continental/light), snacks at break times, and two hot and two cold choices at lunch.  Our aim is to ensure that the food students receive at school is based on whole foods, and has a positive effect on their bodies.  However, we do occasionally opt for a popular fast food option if students have earned this as part of their incentive program.  

Our cook Clare is particularly skilled at working with students with food phobias and dislikes, and supporting them in trying new things and strives to ensure students are offered a diet that promotes positive engagement 

and supports concentration and focus.


Students are supplied with a school uniform consisting of polo shirts and hooded jumpers. Two of each of these are provided free of charge.  Additional replacement jumpers and polo shirts can be purchased through the school office on request. Parents and carers are asked to ensure their children are provided with dark, sturdy trousers, and shoes that will withstand both sporting and outdoor activity, as the school runs a very active curriculum. Students should also be provided with a PE and Swimming Kit, as sport is a regular feature of the school day.