Thomas's Battersea A GSG School
- Thomas's Battersea
28-40 Battersea High Street
- Head: Mr Ben Thomas
- T 020 7978 0900
- F 020 7978 0901
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.thomas-s.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wandsworth
- Pupils: 547
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £16,959 - £19,155 pa
- Open days: Weekly tours
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- Linked schools: Thomas's Kensington, Thomas's Clapham, Thomas's Fulham
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Probably most cosmopolitan of all the Thomas's schools, with a wide ranging mix of international parents and 19 different foreign languages spoken at home. About 25 per cent of children on the EAL register. Academically, teaching deemed pretty good, though...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysProbably most cosmopolitan of all the Thomas's schools, with a wide ranging mix of international parents and 19 different foreign languages spoken at home. About 25 per cent of children on the EAL register. Academically, teaching deemed pretty good, though lots of coaching still occurring in the last years. 'Just as insurance,' say the parents...
Mr Ben Thomas MA (40s). Educated Eton, Durham and ultimately at the Institute of Education. First teaching job, aged 26, head of Thomas’s Kensington, a bit of baptism by fire. After four years took over headship of Battersea and parents now say ‘outstanding’ and ‘really has his finger on the pulse’. Says that this definitely affected his style of headship and believes that it makes him less didactic. Vice principal of the group, Jill Kelham, based at Battersea, has, apparently, been...
Special Education Needs
Our school in Battersea (London) ensures that the broad curriculum offered is fully accessible to children with special needs/specific learning difficulties. In the light of evidence about a child's particular needs, provision may include: appropriate and effective classroom management plans; ongoing consultation with parents and pupils; developing and maintaining links with other mainstream and special schools; alerting all teachers and support staff to the child's needs; helping the child develop appropriate practices for taking down and recording information eg using laptops; and providing alternative sources of information. 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||Y|
|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|