THE doors of a life-changing school were opened to the public for the first time last week.

The revamped and renamed I-Map Centre is an independent special school for 11- to 19-year-olds with complex needs arising from autism.

The Cuddington school, formerly known as Lambs Grange, was taken out of administration and has been renewed and fitted with the latest computer technology.

I-Map chief executive Martin McKevitt, who is responsible for the relaunch of the autism school, welcomed students and parents to a presentation day last week.

Operations director Andrew Kenyon hopes students will enjoy their state-of-the-art surroundings.

He said: “We are extremely fortunate in having highly qualified, forward thinking and dedicated staff who are passionate about providing an individualised approach to care, education and therapy that helps each young person to become the person they can be.

“A transformation has taken place at the school. We have refurbished and refurnished the classrooms and equipped them with the latest computer technology. We have also refurbished and refurnished the residential areas of the school.

“The grounds have been landscaped and a new outdoor play area has been installed.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time.”

Staff at the I-Map centre, located off Forest Road, will be using the latest technology to teach and care for students with moderate or severe learning and communication difficulties, social, emotional and medical needs and challenging behaviour.

For inquiries call the I-Map Centre on 01606 301514, visit or e-mail