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School opening and closing times

Act Fast NL Ltd is open from 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

Students are timetabled from 9am - 2pm - Equating to 25 hours per week. 

Please see the table if you wish to view our 'Typical School Day' for students











Arrival of 'on roll' students.

Morning Workshops for students who have arrived.

Arrival of AP students

Morning briefing

First lesson of the day 


Second lesson of the day 


Afternoon Enrichment Activities 

End of school day

Tri-weekly Lunch Menu

Our lunch menu is provided for you here. We currently have a tri-weekly lunch rota, meaning that our meals repeat every 3 weeks.

This menu is due to change termly.

If your child has any specific dietary requirements or allergies please let us know prior to them starting with us. 

Every day we have fresh fruit available, as well as other home-made deserts. 

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Student Handbook

This handbook is designed to provide important information to the student and parents, ensuring expectations from parties are met (students, parents and Act fast) and set out to avoid any misunderstandings.

"If you have a child with additional needs and sleep issues, bedtime can be tricky.

Whether they struggle to communicate how they’re feeling, have increased anxiety, sensory issues or social cueing problems, sleeping well may be difficult. For example research estimates that between 40-80% of children and young adults with autism have sleep problems. If your child regularly has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, it may be a sign of a sleep issue.

Lack of sleep can impact in the following ways:

  • Aggression

  • Depression

  • Hyperactivity

  • Increased behavioural problems

  • Irritability

  • Poor learning and cognitive performance"

Children's Sleep eBook from The National Sleep Helpline

Welcome to the world of sleep
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Involving Parents

We offer parents and representatives of the child's school the opportunity to view our facilities at the point of introduction. Our aim is to involve parents fully in the decisions leading to their child coming to Act Fast, as parental buy-in contributes towards the success of the young person’s placement.

Useful list of common acronyms

It can be daunting with the amount of abbreviations and acronyms that appear when you receive a diagnosis or start looking into symptoms. We want to make it easier for you, so have put together a list of terms that you may see regularly across our documents, brochures and website. You can view the brochure below.


What is Autism?

"Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. More than one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK"


 Click the image to the left to access the National Autistic Society website and find out more about Autism. You can also click the video below.

What is Asperger?

"Asperger syndrome' was introduced to the world by British psychiatrist Lorna Wing in the 1980s.

The term derives from a 1944 study by Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger (new evidence about his problematic history has recently been revealed and provoked a big debate).

Many people who fit the profile for Asperger syndrome are now being diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder instead. Each person is different, and it is up to each individual how they choose to identify. Some people with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome may choose to keeping using the term, while others may prefer to refer to themselves as autistic or on the autistic spectrum." 

Click on the image to the right to access the National Autistic Society website and find out more about Asperger. 

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