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Savio Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resource Base

Savio is the ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Resource Base at Saint John Bosco College. 

Savio offers a quiet and supportive environment away from the usual hustle and bustle of secondary school life. It offers withdrawal for 1:1 and small group work, independent quiet study time at TEACCH-style workstations and access to IT facilities. At break and lunchtime, there are games and activities on offer and Savio students are encouraged to invite their friends in to play games and to socialise.

The purpose of Savio is to support students to access the curricular activities of the main school with the appropriate level of support, whilst providing a place, and staff expertise, for some very specific and individual needs. It will also provide a centre of expertise within the school enabling all staff to develop their ability to cater for the needs of these students.

In September 2015 the school moved to a brand new state-of-the-art premises in Surrey Lane Battersea. Facilities include:

  • £26m New Build Catholic Secondary school (11-18)
  • 80m2 dedicated internal ASD space
    • Approx 15m2 dedicated external ASD space
  • Full access to school facilities including:
    • Multi-Use Games Area, Sport England Gym, Drama Studio, Activity Studio, Learning Resource Centre, Innovation Suite, Music facilities, Art facilities

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louise Power, Lead Teacher
Savio Autistic Spectrum Resource Base

Where to go

St. John Bosco College
St. John Bosco College
Parkham Street
SW11 3DQ
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm


Age Ranges
11 - 18
Referral required
Referral Details

Guiding Principles for Placement:

  • A statement of SEN which indicates a diagnosis of ASD or Social Communication Disorder.
  • The student’s needs will be significantly greater than those with ASD or social communication difficulties who are able to be supported in a mainstream school.
  • The student’s primary difficulties will lie in the areas of social interaction with others, use of verbal and non-verbal communication and the development of imagination and communication as integrating factors for learning. Some students may also have additional or secondary needs associated with hearing or visual difficulties; sensitivity to sound; gross and fine motor difficulties and tactile defensiveness.
  • The student may also have emotional or behavioural difficulties associated with his / her ASD, but these are not the student’s primary need.
  • Potential to make enhanced progress / greater educational and social gains from the specialist resource base.
  • Potential to benefit from both the academic and social opportunities available beyond the resource base.
  • Learning skills that demonstrate the potential to access a broadly mainstream curriculum.
  • Social and behaviour skills that demonstrate the potential to progress and flourish with support in a mainstream environment and with small groups of peers.
  • The student will normally be between the age of 11 and 18 years of age.
Other notes

Complaints: In the first instance you should speak to the Head of Year or Mrs Power, Lead Teacher of Savio. If your concerns are not resolved, you are encouraged to follow the school’s complaints policy which can be found on the school website. Additional information is available from:

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To find out more, please ask the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCo) at your child's school or contact the Special Needs Assessment Service on 020 8871 8061.

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Last updated: 11 Oct 2022