Linden Bridge School A GSG School
- Linden Bridge School
- Head: Ms Rachel Watt
- T 020 8330 3009
- F 020 8330 6811
- E info@linden-br….surrey.sch.uk
- W www.linden-bri….surrey.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 with autism and social communication difficulties
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Surrey
- Pupils: 125
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: Please check the website
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 14th February 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th March 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Impressive subject range, including instrumental music lessons and, recently though not currently, French (was offered to secondary pupils who feature in jolly beret and onion-adorned pictures), keeps the school true to aims of pioneering school founder, Barbara Furneaux, whose work...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysImpressive subject range, including instrumental music lessons and, recently though not currently, French (was offered to secondary pupils who feature in jolly beret and onion-adorned pictures), keeps the school true to aims of pioneering school founder, Barbara Furneaux, whose work with autistic children from the 1960s onwards attracted international interest and led...
Since 2012, Ms Rachel Watt BEd NQPH (40s). Previously deputy head, latest in a series of promotions at the school which she joined 15 years ago as head of secondary after returning from a year’s teaching in Oz.
Lives in Epsom with partner, also a special needs teacher, and has two young daughters who, note Linden Bridge parents approvingly, are regulars at school concerts (though as quid pro quo, she is a diligent spectator at their own belly dancing and cheerleading events).
Special Education Needs
Linden Bridge is a community special school providing for pupils from four to nineteen years who have autistic spectrum disorders. The school caters for day and residential pupils. It has appeared in the Chief Inspector’s Annual report three times and is deemed as an outstanding provider of education and care for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. Staff are experienced and have a great deal of expertise in the teaching of pupils with autism. There is a purposeful yet calm atmosphere throughout the school and pupils are calm and ready to learn.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|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|