Specialist Resource Base

Thetford Academy hosts a Key Stage 3 and 4 Autism Specialist Resource Base (SRB). This is part of Norfolk's local offer for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

The base is staffed by a lead SRB teacher, an SRB coordinator, higher-level teaching assistant (HLTA) and teaching assistant.

We provide placements to students from schools throughout the county who are experiencing difficulties with accessing mainstream education due to their communication and interaction needs. We currently have provision for 10 placements; the students are supported to enable them to attend up to 100% of mainstream lessons.

The SRB gives the students the opportunity to develop independent learning skills. Offering an adapted curriculum, the offer is designed to enable individuals to manage their barriers and access a mainstream curriculum. 

If you are a parent interested in SRB provision for your child, please speak to the SENDCo at your school.

Prior to applying for an SRB placement, the SENDCo at the students’ current schools should contact the SRB lead teacher or SENDCo at Thetford Academy either by phone or email on: 

01842 754875 



After the initial referral is done then parents are welcome to arrange to visit to the SRB and to meet with the SRB lead teacher or SRB coordinator. 

If parents wish to proceed with a placement application, the SRB lead teacher from Thetford Academy will need to visit, and observe, the child in their current setting prior to the SRB panel meetings arranged, and hosted, by the Local Authority.

Click here for the Norfolk County Council SRB information page