Our students are aged between 5 and 21 years of age and have a significant learning disability along with ORS funding.

Many could also have physical or behavioural challenges. Our students live within the Eastern Corridor of Auckland city and often qualify for special transport assistance from the Ministry of Education(SESTA).

Our student population includes many young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Global Developmental Delay, Downs Syndrome and other complex conditions.

The pathway for our students into Sommerville is usually through early intervention programmes from their early education settings. However, many ORS funded from the mainstream students enrol at Intermediate and Secondary ages.