About The School

The Jigsaw CABAS® School is an independent day school for autistic children and young people.  The School is overseen by the Jigsaw Trust, a registered Charity set up in 1999 by a group of parents of autistic children.


The Jigsaw CABAS School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where all our learners will be given an education of the highest standard and every opportunity to achieve their full potential. The School is a positive environment in which learning both in and out of the classroom is encouraged with the focus on improving outcomes embedded in all curriculum.

Jigsaw School Inspired By Autism


♦   Person Centred – we value each person as an individual, respect their aspirations and commitments in life, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limits
♦   Caring – caring is being committed to act with compassion, integrity, honesty and high ethics in all situations, to listen with respect to others and to value differences and to enhance the communities where people live and work
♦   Teamwork – listening to and respecting each other whilst working together to achieve mutually beneficial results
♦   Integrity – at all times we act professionally, providing quality service, being reliable and responsible
♦   Continuous Learning – we value learning, feedback, coaching and mentoring


To work together as a team to ensure that every pupil achieves their full potential by providing:

♦   a safe, caring and enjoyable environment where all pupils can thrive and grow and become life long learners
♦   a specialist approach to learning based on the proven principles of behaviour analysis that encourages self-esteem and respect for others
  an individual needs led programme designed around a broad and balanced curriculum that incorporates the National Curriculum, encourages curiosity and enthusiasm and promotes independence, confidence and resilience
  parent education and encouraging partnerships between parents and staff to ensure that pupils are equipped for future challenges
♦   a continuous learning and development programme for teaching staff leading to a recognised qualifications


Download Jigsaw’s Mission Statement, Core Values and Aims here: Jigsaw CABAS School Mission Statement, Values and Aims


Jigsaw is a truly exceptional and inspirational special school… Its excellence stretches far beyond the ‘outstanding’ accolade awarded by Ofsted. Having experienced other special schools with my child, I can confidently say that Jigsaw is in a league of its own when it comes to excellence in teaching and care of each individual pupil.  I know my child is safe, stimulated, motivated and learning to the best of their ability at school.  I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind that gives me as a parent every school day, but thank you again from the bottom of my heart.” (Parent Survey 2016)