Thames Christian School A GSG School Review
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Academic results & facilities
Pastoral care and inclusivity
Fees, scholarships & bursary information
Information about the head
Teaching and learning approaches
Entrance & admissions information
Exit information - where do the children go next?
Learning support & SEN information
Arts, sports and extracurricular
Pupils & parents (what are they really like?)
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘Traditional, creative and truly inclusive,’ as one parent put it. As a Christian foundation, the school’s ethos centres on mutual respect, kindness, understanding and accepting differences. Praise for the school’s inclusive style along with the commitment and dedication of the teachers. Quite a number of parents commented that they chose the school for its greenhouse rather than hothouse approach to...Read more
- Thames Christian School
12 Grant Road
- Head: Dr Stephen Holsgrove
- T 020 7228 3933
- F 020 7924 1112
- E [email protected]
- W www.thameschri…nschool.org.uk/
- Thames Christian School is an independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16. Fees are £20,040 pa. Interested in reading more? Access our unbiased Thames Christian School review.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wandsworth
- Pupils: 190
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £22,320 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
Thames is an independent co-educational secondary school in London recognised for its excellent academic achievement, celebration of each individual pupil’s abilities and its Christian ethos.
Parents care deeply about their child’s education and so do we. We go out of our way to recruit excellent teachers with a passion for their subject many of whom are professionals in their field. As a small secondary school each individual is known and valued and this combined with well-behaved classes enables our teachers to develop each pupil’s talents and inspire them to achieve. Our teachers build trust and open communication with pupils and their parents. This relationship between parent and teacher is highly valued.
Our pupils attain top grades across a wide range of subjects and have no difficulty in obtaining places at the sixth forms of their choice including highly competitive independent and grammar schools. In 2016 48% of grades were A*/A and our pupils typically achieve over a grade and in some cases several grades higher across all subjects when compared to national data.
Whether your child enjoys science, humanities, languages or the arts, we offer choices to suit them. GCSE options include separate sciences, computer science, music, graphics, drama and PE. This is coupled with a vibrant programme of co-curricular activities, competitions and trips including our ISA award winning trip to Africa.
Our admissions process involves getting to know both you and your child. We seek to understand your child’s aspirations and how we can enable them to fulfil their potential.
The school is located just a few hundred metres from the highly accessible transport hub of Clapham Junction Station (Zone 2) with its excellent rail connections from Victoria, Waterloo and many parts of both North and South London and the London Overground network. ...Read more
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Since 2005, Stephen Holsgrove, BSc civil engineering and PhD in numerical analysis. He spent 20 years working in the IT industry, latterly as a development director of a software engineering company, before founding Thames Christian School (formerly known as Thames Christian College). From his own personal experiences of finding school difficult up to the age of 16, Dr Holsgrove is aware of the need for different types of schools and educational opportunities. This has shaped his passion for educating children and helping young people to find their way to opportunities that might otherwise be missed. Parents appreciate his gentle manner, creativity and the endless encouragement he shows everyone. It was a pleasure sitting in his bright new offices listening to his innovative ideas on education and the privilege it is working in school where you get to know every student,...
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Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
Thames Christian College is a mainstream school with recognised provision for some pupils who find learning more difficult. We have experience with dyslexic, dyspraxic and aspergers pupils as well as hearing impaired. We recognise that these pupils are well behaved and often extremely gifted in creative subjects. By providing a safe environment with support in core academic subjects these pupils can become high achievers and become an inspiration to other pupils. Our learning support has been recognised by CReSTeD, the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils, with our inclusion on their register of dyslexia-friendly schools, one of only a handful in London. Learning support is provided on a one-to-one basis, in a small group, or within the classroom, depending on need. Pupils may, where necessary, follow a tailored curriculum taking GCSE exams in subjects that give them a greater opportunity for success or if they have specific talents they may take GCSE's early and AS levels in Year 11.
|Provision for in school
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
|English as an additional language (EAL)
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
|Has SEN unit or class
|HI - Hearing Impairment
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
|Natspec Specialist Colleges
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
|PD - Physical Disability
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
|VI - Visual Impairment
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