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Lighthouse School PTA

2023-2024 academic year PTA meetings at school:

Summer term:

Thursday 16 May 2024, 2pm

Spring term:

Thursday 18 April 2024, 2pm

Thursday 25 January 2024, 2pm

Thursday 14 March 2024, 2pm

Autumn term:

Thursday 16 November 2023, 2pm

Tuesday 17 October 2023, 2pm

If you would like to attend, please e-mail:

Supporters of Lighthouse School

We are very grateful for the support of the wider community and in particularly to the organisations stated below who have assisted in making Lighthouse a truly destination led school. We recognise that without this support our students would not have access to an enhanced curriculum which aids each student to have the brightest of futures.

Parent of a Year 11 student - 3 Peaks Challenge x 3!

One of our parents took on climbing the 3 peaks, not once but 3 times from 11 to 16 June 2023 to help to raise money for the school and the National Autistic Society.

If you are able to donate please visit:

£1,000 raised so far.
The link to the 3 Peaks challenge web page is:

Parent of a Year 10 pupil - Kayak Challenge

[Link to Fundraiser]


One of our parents did an amazing 127 mile Kayak challenge (along the Leeds to Liverpool canal!) from 3 July to 7 July 2022 to help to raise money for the school.

Parent of a Year 9 pupil - 3 Peaks Challenge

Link to Fundraiser

£740 raised
From JustGiving: “Lighthouse School is a phenomenal educational establishment for children with a diagnosis of autism. Delivering outstanding education based around ‘tailored to the individual’ learning programmes, the Lighthouse requires constant funding for specialist equipment and resources, for example sensory learning tools and so on.

As a father of an autistic child, getting the best educational resources in place is vital. A crack team of education professionals with a special interest in autism, led by the fantatsic Head Teacher, Emma Sullivan are absolutely dedicated to the kids in school and passionate about ensuring all pupils get the best start in life possible.

I’m hitting the Yorkshire Dales again. Last year I walked the 3 peaks (pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough), 3 times in 5 days. The intention this year is to do the same. I wanted to try 5 peaks, but having carried out a couple of dummy runs, it would probably kill me!

The first of these three 28 mile treks will be on Monday 21st June 2021; the second on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 and the third on Friday 25th June 2021.”

The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation provided grant funding of £20,000 for the purchase of essential IT equipment for our students to use to enhance their creative education.

The Foyle Foundation

Sir George Martin Trust

Sir George Martin Trust donated £2,000 for our Life Skills Room

Sir George Martin Trust Website

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

A message from DM Thomas Foundation who donated £9,999 for our Immersive Room: “DM Thomas Foundation for Young People is committed to transforming young lives. It does this by partnering with and funding special youth projects across the UK and Europe, with funds raised by the voluntary efforts of committed supporters. The Immersive room was chosen by the Foundation’s Grants Committee as a project to fund because it showed a unique and cost-effective approach to introducing different working environments to autistic young people, to familiarise them with these different environments as part of their employability and independence training and support. The Foundation has a special focus on supporting children and young people with disabilities and supporting training and routes to employment”.

DM Thomas Website

Lord’s Taverners

Lord’s Taverners donated funds for the purchase of our School Minibus

Lord’s Taverners Website

Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon donated £30,000 for our fantastic outdoor play equipment.

Wooden Spoon Website

The Arts Society Leeds

The Arts Society donated £750 to the school for art material.

Jimbo’s Fund

Jimbo’s Fund donated £7,650 to fund student residentials and £12,000 for Classroom Whiteboards

Comedy relief

The Red Nose Day charity donated £1,000


Wades donated £2,500 to fund student residentials

Yorkshire Building Society

Yorkshire Buidling Society donated £381 to fund a fibre optic carpet in our sensory room

Metcalfe Smith Trust

Metcalfe Smith Trust donated £1,000 to fund student residentials

Hedley Foundation

Hedley Foundation donated £2,000 to fund student residentials

Yorhub 4

Yorhub 4 donated £10,000 for our Immersive Room

Barbara Shuttleworth

Babara Shuttleworth donated £500 to fund student residentials

Brelms Trust

Brelms Trust donated £1,500 to fund our sensory room

Bernard Sunley Fund

Bernard Sunley Fund donated £2,000 for the school minibus

Skipton Building Society

Skipton Building Society donated £2,000 to fund sensory room equipment

Liz & Terry Bramall Trust

Liz & Terry Bramall Trust donated funds towards our sensory room

Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation donated £3,000 for Classroom Whiteboards

Rank Foundation

Rank Foundation donated £2.000

Radio Aire Cash 4 Kids

Radio Aire Cash 4 Kids donated £800 to fund the sensory room

Boshier Hinton Foundation

Boshier Hinton Foundation donated £3,000 to fund summer holiday activities

Jessie’s Fund

Jessie’s Fund donated £1,200 to fund musical instruments

Act Foundation

Act Foundation donated £2,000 for the school minibus

Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education

YLCE donated £500 for educational supplies

Leeds Rotary Club

The Rotary donated funds towards the improvement of our Liveability Hub

Pinsent Masons LLP

The law firm donated £150 towards refurbishment of our Food Tech room

The Highland Pub

The staff and customers raised £150 through purchase of our raffle tickets