A voluntary aided primary school.
Christ the King hosts a 20 place Specialist Resource for primary age children in Reading who have Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC - often called ASD). To apply for a place at The Ark a child must have either a statement or an EHCP and needs to go through panel and not through the main school.
Our Resource opened in November 2011. The children in our Resource have brought a new and delightful dimension to life at Christ the King. Our Resource is now part of the network of provision which includes the "Snowflakes" Resource at Newbridge Nursery and the secondary age Asperger's Resource at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School.
Staff from the Resource can give us advice about other children with ASD. We also have a Family Worker, a non- class based SENCO, an SEN assistant and a small team of learning support assistants on staff. We benefit from extra sessions from a Speech Therapist and extra weekly sessions from a Play Therapist, Massage Therapist and an Art Therapist.
This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.