About Pace

Established in 1990, Pace helps children with neurodisabilities achieve their potential. Discover our story.

Helping children with neurodisabilities reach their fullest potential in life for over thirty years

Our Story

Our Story

Pace began its work with children with cerebral palsy and their families under the leadership of Heather Last in 1990 in a converted farm building with just five pre-school aged children and three staff, and in 1994 moved into a portacabin on the same site.

In 1997, following a capital appeal, we moved to our current primary school building in Coventon Road. And in 2012, with our new Chief Executive Amanda Richardson at the helm, we moved onto our Wendover Road site, raising the capital to establish our early intervention and secondary school facilities.

Today, Pace is led by our fourth Chief Executive Rich Wiltshire and operates from these two sites in Aylesbury, as well as delivering commissioned therapy services to three local special schools and a rapidly developing digital provision.

We now support hundreds of children with neurodisabilties and their families – and our sights are set on delivering a genuinely national impact.

Our story

Specialist provision

Specialist provision

Pace provides education and therapy support for children aged 0-18 with a wide range of neurodisabilities.

Our traditional specialism is in supporting children and young people with cerebral palsy and other similar sensory motor disorders, and that is still the principal focus of our school provision.

However, our therapy services increasingly cater for children with a much wider variety of needs, including autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH), behavioural challenges, school refusal and motor coordination challenges.

The Pace approach

At Pace, we have a unique way of doing things. Our proven method of supporting children with neurodisabilities is based on over 30 years’ experience and intentional innovation.

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Our services

The difference we make

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Ways to get involved

Join our community

More than anything else, Pace is a community – of children, young people, families, staff, volunteers, and supporters. We’d love you to join us in all that we seek to do.