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ASD Provision - The ARC

The ARC is an ‘Accessible, Resourced and Child-centred’ Specialist Resource Base Provision within Oakfield Primary Academy, catering for the needs of children with ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition).


The aim in the ARC is to support children to develop the correct learning behaviours and academic ability to enable them to re integrate back in to main stream education and have full access to a wide and varied curriculum.


Our team have a good understanding of a range of disabilities and special educational needs and seek training and advice where ever needed.


The ARC admission criteria


All places are assigned through the Kent County Council (KCC) SRP consultation process, and not directly through the school.


To be considered for consultation children must have:

  • An EHCP
  • ASD/ ASC as their primary need
  • Attainment and social capacity to enable them to integrate into mainstream academic lessons
  • Placement will be considered unless subsection 4 applies from section 39 of the Children’s and Family Act 2014:
    • This subsection applies where—
    • (a)the school or other institution requested is unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or special educational needs of the child or young person concerned, or
    • (b)the attendance of the child or young person at the requested school or other institution would be incompatible with—
      • (i)the provision of efficient education for others, or
      • (ii)the efficient use of resources.
  • Parents are in full agreement with resource provision placement and are aware that their child is a part of the mainstream school, which includes acceptance of the whole school policies.


Each consultation will be passed to the school through the KCC consultation process, whereby the school will undertake observation of the child at their current setting and/or home.




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