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Our admissions process

Please refer to the Admissions Policy for further information.


We offer education to young people aged 5 to 16 with a diagnosis of autism, who have been referred by their local authority.

Our admissions policy has a step-by-step guide to help you through the process of getting your child registered for Thames Valley School. 

We also encourage you to contact us to find out more about what we provide, and to arrange a visit.

Oversubscription criteria

The school will seek to work collaboratively with all neighbouring local authorities to manage referrals. All applicants for whom the school would be able to meet needs and therefore be an appropriate placement, will be placed on a waiting list when there are no current vacancies. Where there are more applicants than vacancies, places will be prioritised according to the admissions criteria which also acts as the oversubscription criteria. Please refer to the admissions policy for further information.

Finding out more about us

To find out more about Thames Valley School, please call us on 0118 9424 750. You can also register your interest or ask us for more information by filling by emailing or 


If you are working with a child for whom Thames Valley School might be a suitable school, we recommend that you call us on 0118 9424 750 for an initial conversation about the child’s needs and the services we offer.

We would also be delighted to welcome you to visit us.