About our autism RESOURCE BASE

 Wyvil Autism Resource Base (ARB) is for primary aged children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition. We are an integral part of Wyvil Primary School, which in turn is part of the Wyvern Federation.

Resource Base places are commissioned and funded by Lambeth Local Authority.

The ARB moved into our site at Kennington Park Gardens in February 2017. The site has now expanded to full capacity, and from September 2024 we will offer approximately 70 places for children with autism in Reception, Key Stage One/Key Stage 2 at Kennington Park Gardens and a further 10 spaces at our upper school site on Wyvil Road.

Our values and ethos:

  • To provide a primary education of the highest quality through rich and varied learning experiences.
  • To have high expectations of achievement for all children
  • To deliver highly effective teaching which ensures that pupils make outstanding progress, and equips them appropriately for the future.
  • Commitment to the personal development of each child to ensure a harmonious and happy school where we celebrate our diversity and share our goals.

How do we cater to needs?

We recognise that every pupil has their own strengths and needs. At the ARB we provide high quality, personalised learning, and tailored to meet the needs of every pupil.

We do this through:

  • Small class groups
  • High staff to pupil ratios.
  • SEN trained and skilled Teachers and Teaching Assistants supporting each class group.
  • Accessible provision based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum, with a strong focus on academic learning and developmental skills.
  • High expectations for every child to reach their potential in all areas
  • Facilities suitable to learners with autism, such as a soft play room, sensory room.
  • We provide structured, calm, low arousal, visually supported learning environments with resources as appropriate to each learner.
  • Use of the TEACCH approach and SCERTS Model across the school.
  • Play based learning philosophy, as children learn best when they are motivated, engaged and having fun.
  • Strong focus on communication skills and personal development embedded across the day.
  • Focus on working together with families and therapists to extend learning across home and school
  • Working together with schools in Lambeth to share and support best practice across the borough.



















Part of the Wyvern Federation