Tangmere Crescent, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 5PP

01708 551684


The R J Mitchell Primary School

Aspire, Believe and Achieve!

Primary ARP


The R J Mitchell ARP, is a resourced provision for children aged 4-11 with Autism Spectrum or social communication conditions. The children who attend have an array of needs and are on different levels of the spectrum. At R J we strive to aid every child’s progress in academic, social and independence skills and this is achieved by putting plans in place that are tailored to individual needs. Our teachers and support staff work with external professionals, for example Speech and Language Therapists and Sensory Occupational Therapists, who contribute to each child’s developmental plan.

‚ÄčThe two ARP classrooms are located alongside the mainstream classrooms within the school. All at R J ensure the children who learn in these classrooms are part of the school community and we ensure they feel included and play an active part in school life. This is one of the benefits of being a school-based provision. We aim for every child to spend some time in the main school although this is based on children’s abilities and needs within the context of a mainstream classroom. Where the mainstream classroom is not an appropriate learning environment we aim to integrate our children with their mainstream peers through whole school events, and activities.

At present, there are fourteen places within the R J Mitchell ARP.



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In the ARP we run a range of interventions and strategies to aid communication, social skills and independence. These include TAC PAC, Feeding Therapy, Workstations, Visual Schedules, Language Group, Attention Autism, Lego Therapy and Intensive Interaction.