Autistic Spectrum Learning Provision
A brief history
Lincroft has had a Provision for students with Autism since 2007 following the closure of Rainbow Special School. At this point a small group of students with Autism moved to Lincroft with their support staff. They were initially housed in 2 mobile classrooms on the Lincroft site. In 2009 the Provision moved into new classrooms built at the heart of the school site.
How does it work?
All students in the Provision classes must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan) and a diagnosis of Autism/ASC and are placed by Bedford Borough Council via a Specialist Panel. Applications for a place must be made via Bedford Borough SEN Team and not directly with the school although we do welcome requests for visits/tours directly. Please note that this application process is very formal and in our experience can often take several months to complete.
We currently have a 28 place provision for students with Autism which is divided between 3 classes.
All students in the Provision classes have personalised timetables which will include lessons with their mainstream peers (Inclusion) as well as small group or even 1:1 lessons.