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Reading School Admissions

Brighter Futures for Children

Admissions:

The information provided in the links will help guide you through the process of finding a school place for your child, whether you are applying as part of the normal round of primary or secondary school entry or new to the area or wishing to move schools in the middle of a school year.

If you are thinking of educating your child at home and would like to find out more, please click on Educating Your Child At Home

To find out about all the different types of schools available in Reading please visit Our Schools

The following link enables you to compare junior schools, secondary schools and post 16 schools and colleges in England. https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/ 

Are there any special schools or SEN resource bases in Reading?

There are a number of special schools and resource bases in the Reading Borough, which each have their own admissions criteria:

School

Description

Contact number

The Avenue Special School

All age special school for children with complex needs, including autism.

0118 937 5554

The Holy Brook Special School

Primary special school for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

0118 937 5489

Phoenix College

Secondary special school for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

0118 937 5524

Blessed Hugh Faringdon School

Secondary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with an autistic spectrum condition.

0118 957 4730

Christ the King Primary School

 

Primary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with an autistic spectrum condition.

0118 937 5434

EP Collier Primary School

Primary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with speech & language and communication difficulties.

0118 937 5470

Highdown School

Secondary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with a visual impairment.

0118 937 5800

Manor Primary School

Primary mainstream school with a resource for pupils with cognition and learning difficulties

0118 937 5494

New Bridge Nursery

Mainstream nursery with a resource for pupils with an autistic spectrum condition.

0118 937 5580

Prospect School

Secondary mainstream school resource for pupils with moderate learning difficulties

0118 959 0466

Thames Valley School

All age special school for children with a diagnosis of Autism

0118 9424 750 

What is a Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List?

Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List are institutions who have successfully completed the Section 41 (Children and Families Act 2014) application process for Out of area provision. Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List 

Section 41 of the Act allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions) for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of an Education, Health and Care plan by local authorities) of the Act. Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent.

Where can I find out more about Non Maintained Independent Special Schools?

Non Maintained Independent Special Schools are schools in England, which are independent schools and non-maintained special schools that charge fees for placements for children with special educational needs and are registered with the Department for Education.

Non Maintained & Independent Special Schools

Early Years Transition to School Your guide to Deferring, Offsetting and Summer Born Children

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