Gosberton House School has become one of only 12 UK services who help those with autism to be shortlisted for an Autism Professionals Award.
The nomination is the result of a recent National Autistic Society Accreditation review in which the school received a commendation.
Headteacher Louise Stanton said: “We are surprised and delighted to receive this nomination.
“It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff, parents and the multi-professional team who, together, make our school a great place to be.”
The review team noted the school has ‘successfully developed the SPELL approach to provide a solid foundation upon which the school ethos has grown and within which pupils flourish’.
In particular, they noted how the school promotes of sensory integration to enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of the pupils.
They wrote: “It demonstrates the underpinning school culture of empathy with pupils’ individual needs. The pupils are evidently the main focus of the school community.
“Pupils enjoy school, participate in a very real way, make progress-academically and emotionally- and flourish in terms of self-confidence and independence skills.”
The awards will be held at a ceremony in Harrogate on March 4, 2014.