Swiss Cottage School A GSG School
- Swiss Cottage School
80 Avenue Road
- Head: Ms Kay Bedford OBE
- T 020 7681 8080
- E admin@swisscot….camden.sch.uk
- W www.swisscotta….camden.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 19 with complex learning, communication and physical difficulties
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Camden
- Pupils: 234
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 30th January 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd December 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Combines outstanding teaching with immense care and respect for its pupils and their families – and at last has a home to complement its work. ‘I’ve never seen a child unhappy here,’ said a parent. ‘The rapport and care they...
What the school says...
Swiss Cottage is a highly successful Specialist SEN School for Cognition and Learning with a national and international reputation. We cater for children with a range of complex difficulties; primarily learning, communication and physical. We are listed in Ofsted's 'Hall of Fame' after four 'outstanding' inspections and we are a Champion Investors in People Organisation. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysCombines outstanding teaching with immense care and respect for its pupils and their families – and at last has a home to complement its work. ‘I’ve never seen a child unhappy here,’ said a parent. ‘The rapport and care they have for all the children is incredible.’ Those lucky enough to get a place echo another parent who said, ‘I feel as if I’ve won the lottery...
Since September 2016, Vijita Patel, previously vice principal. She is also on the board of the London Leadership Strategy with a focus on SEND and has contributed to DfE SEND policy reforms. She took over from Kay Bedford, principal for over 20 years, who oversaw the construction of the fabulous new school building on the Swiss Cottage site it shares with UCL Academy. This includes the Development and Research...
Special Education Needs
All children will have learning difficulties within the moderate range as their core need (as identified by an Educational Psychologist) and one or more of the following as their secondary need/s: *Physical difficulties, which can be managed within the existing level of resourcing in each department. *Social communication difficulties, secondary to their learning difficulties. *Moderate sensory impairment. *Speech and language difficulties, over and above their global learning difficulties, and which will respond to the existing level of support available in the department. *Medical problems, which can be managed within the existing resource levels. *Emotional and behavioural problems, secondary to their other difficulties. Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|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|