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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

A child or young person with special education needs or disability (SEND) can usually be supported within the mainstream education system, however if their needs are severe they may need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Special schools or SEN resource bases in Reading

SchoolDescriptionContact
The Avenue Special SchoolAll age special school for children with complex needs, including autism.0118 937 5554
The Holy Brook Special SchoolPrimary special school for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.0118 937 5489
Phoenix CollegeSecondary special school for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.0118 937 5524
Blessed Hugh Faringdon SchoolSecondary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with an autistic spectrum condition.0118 957 4730
Christ the King Primary SchoolPrimary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with an autistic spectrum condition.0118 937 5434
EP Collier Primary SchoolPrimary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with speech & language and communication difficulties.0118 937 5470
Highdown SchoolSecondary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with a visual impairment.0118 937 5800
Manor Primary SchoolPrimary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with cognition and learning difficulties.0118 937 5494
New Bridge NurseryMainstream nursery with a resource for pupils with an autistic spectrum condition.0118 937 5580
Prospect SchoolSecondary mainstream school resource for pupils with moderate learning difficulties.0118 959 0466
Thames Valley SchoolAll age special school for children with a diagnosis of Autism.0118 942 4750 

Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and special post-16 institutions. Institutions apply to be included on the list.

Independent special schools and colleges - lists of section 41 schools and colleges, and independent special schools in England including non-maintained special schools (and excluding section 41 schools and colleges). 

You can search the educational and support services available including the schools' SEN Information Reports on SEND Local Offer Reading Services Guide.

 

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