Autism Support Centre - The Ark

Welcome to "The Ark"

Helping our pupils live remARKable lives

Hamford Primary Academy has been chosen to provide a primary enhanced provision for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in North East Essex. The purpose built provision provides for up to 8 high functioning pupils aged 4 to 11 years to enable them to access mainstream provision.


Our pupils follow the Autism Education Framework curriculum and work in both the Ark setting as well as the mainstream classrooms. The Ark benefits from a prime location within the school grounds, with a specialist Autism garden area, complete with sensory and soft play rooms.


There is access to the main school building as well as the main playground and field and some of our pupils like to use all areas available to them as they have many friends from the main school.


The Ark has 4 staff:

Mr Gary Henderson - Ark Lead Teacher

Mrs Debbie Couchman - HLTA

Ms Mia Mortimer - LSA

Mrs Michelle Goodwin - LSA


If you would like to arrange a tour of The Ark, please call the main school office on 01255 673415.

CONSULTATION DOC ASD Enhanced Provisions Hamford Primary Academy (1).pdf