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  • Addington School
    Woodlands Avenue
    Woodley
    Reading
    Berkshire
    RG5 3EU
  • Head: Mrs Sara Attra
  • T 0118 966 9073
  • F 01189 272480
  • E office@addington.wokingham.sch.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19. Type of SEN provision: MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; PD - Physical Disability; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; VI - Visual Impairment.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wokingham
  • Pupils: 205
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 3rd July 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 14th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Addington is a special school catering for pupils with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. In addition pupils may have complex needs including autistic spectrum disorders and physical difficulties. Pupils have access to various therapies as appropriate, these include: speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The wheelchair clinic, eye clinics, and school dental service operate on the school premises from time to time. The school has a teacher qualified in multi-sensory impairment and links with Clinical Psychology Service, Social Services, community nurses and other medically related support services. The school is involved in outreach work and inclusion initiatives. Addington holds a number of awards including Artsmark silver and Investors in People status. All pupils admitted to the school have a statement of special educational needs for learning disabilities, pupils are usually accepted throughout the year, as and when their statements are completed. Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school. Pupils under 5 attend part-time and there is some provision for children under 3.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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