Our History

BeyondAutism was founded as The Rainbow Charity in 2000, when a group of parents founded Rainbow School with 3 pupils in a run-down pre-fabricated hut on the grounds of Beatrix Potter School in Wandsworth.

Since then, the charity and school have undergone a remarkable transformation, growing exponentially in response to need. We now deliver transformative education to pupils from 19 Local Authorities across London.

Having purchased both school sites, our buildings were renovated specifically for our learners’ needs. In September 2017, Rainbow School  became two separate schools, Park House School and Tram House School With Sixth Form numbers rising, in 2019 some of our Sixth Form pupils started to access space at South Thames College focusing on independent living skills. In 2022 the Sixth Form moved into a permanent home in Roehampton.

We are very proud of where we are today and look forward to the impact we can have for autistic individuals for decades to come.