Alderman Knight School provides for pupils with a range of learning difficulties including autism, speech, language and communication difficulties and severe learning difficulties. A small proportion of pupils have moderate learning difficulties while the great majority of pupils have complex additional learning needs. The school has specialist status in the field of Communication and Interaction and a number of other awards including the Healthy Schools award. As the pupils move through the school, they follow a similar curriculum to that found in mainstream schools. In the last two years of their education pupils follow courses which can lead to qualifications on a variety of levels including GCSEs and entry level qualifications.