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Pyxis.Social Youth Group

Pyxis.Social is aimed at young people who are in the transition to secondary school stage and experience difficulties with “life and social skills”.

We consider “transition to secondary school stage” to be years 6, 7 and 8. However, this is a guideline and we will deal with each application on a case-by-case basis.

Our mission is to create a supportive and encouraging environment where young people can meet like-minded peers and develop their life and social skills in ways that are fun and engaging.Whilst we are aware that social skills difficulties are known to present most obviously for those with a diagnosis of Autism, our experience is that they are not exclusive to these young people.

We feel that as a general rule Pyxis.Social is appropriate for those who fulfil any of the criteria below:

- Have/are in the process of investigating a diagnosis of Autism,

- Find that social situations cause them to feel very nervous,

-  Find it difficult to make/keep friends,

- Have an identified or unidentified Speech, Language or Communication need, if they also meet the above criteria. 

If you’re interested in signing up to Pyxis.Social, you will need to fill out our online Expression of Interest form and send it to us. The Expression of Interest form is designed to make sure that the young people who come to the club are those who would benefit from it most.

Please note that we are not currently able to accommodate young people with a severe learning disability.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Paul Reed
Contact Position

Where to go

Riverside Youth Centre
Kingsmead Road

When is it on?

Time of day
Session Information
We require families to submit an expression of interest with us before we release specific details on time and day of the sessions. This is to reduce the risk of individuals arriving unannounced and surprising the young people in attendance.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£60 Per term
Cost details
Please see the Pyxis.Social Pricing guidelines on our website for more details. Please do get in touch if you need to discuss alternative payment options.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please submit an Expression of Interest if you feel this group may be suitable for your young person (Expression of Interest form). We will then be in touch to discuss your circumstances in more detail and come to a mutual decision as to whether Pyxis.Social is right for your family. 

Age Range
“transition to secondary school stage” to be years 6
7 and 8
Age Range
Autism, Communication and interaction, Language difficulty,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Language difficulty
Communication and interaction
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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