Welcome to the parent’s area of Harrison College! Here we have lots of information for parents. Have a browse and get in touch if you have any questions.

Why would Harrison College be a good fit for your child?

Harrison College is a specialist business, enterprise and employability post-16 education provision for students with autism and special educational needs. We provide a challenging and future focussed environment with the aspirations of the student at the centre of all that we do. We place no limits on what can be achieved, it is ‘Your Future, Your Choice’.

Harrison College is different from a traditional Sixth Form or Further Education College as we are based in a small, professional environment on a business park, designed to maximise the potential of all young people with learning difficulties including those with high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. We focus on preparing young people for adult life, encompassing employability skills, work experience, social skills, and life skills. Our class sizes are small allowing young people to build confidence and improve their mental health in a safe and familiar setting. We see the study programme as a bridge between school and employment as we include a long term work placement; an internship, in our programme allowing young people to develop the required employability skills whilst being supported by staff at the College and the work based mentor. We talk to our students about their learning journey and destination from the moment that they start with us, ensuring that we are always future focussed and that they are aware of all of the options open to them from employment through to higher education.

Parent Reviews

“I am so pleased [he] seems to be making excellent progress in all aspects of learning. Finally, this is all I even wanted for xxx to be happy going to school/college and be learning. Thankyou”

Parent Reviews

“I can’t say enough positives about this College, they are amazing. Great staff, nothing is too much trouble. They help students achieve and overcome obstacles with life skills, which helps take the pressure away from parents. They support the students where mainstream has let them down. They build confidence. No pressure like school, it’s all in the students’ time and capabilities”

Parent Reviews

“We really do appreciate everything that you have done so far and continue to do . [He] has settled well at Harrison college and will hopefully continue to thrive . You have all done brilliantly in handling the current situation regarding the pandemic and in particular making sure that all the students are as safe as they can be . It’s comforting as a parent to know that our child is in safe hands . Really love the communication that you give to keep us up to date with what is happening too”

Parent Reviews

“Can I also thank you and your staff for putting the smile back on XX face. For the first time in around 3 years she came home today saying she’d learned something and had enjoyed the whole day and I wanted to pass this on. I realise it’s early days but this is a real positive for her”

Parent Reviews

“Thanks so much for spending time with [him] this morning. I am so proud of [him.] I knew how much he was struggling yet he didn’t give up and say take me home. Thanks for your support to make this a success for him Gemma .. it’s much appreciated”
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