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  • Blossom House School
    Station Road
    Motspur Park
    New Malden
    KT3 6JJ
  • Head: Mrs Joanna Burgess
  • T 020 8946 7348
  • F 020 8944 5848
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 19 with speech, language and communication needs, autism spectrum disorders, dyspraxia and dyslexia
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Merton
  • Pupils: 230
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Visits and assessments by arrangement. Please phone the school.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Throughout the school you will see ‘star of the week’ notices on classroom doors, and walls of fame in the corridors, highlighting individual students’ achievements. ‘We go over the top, with lots of positive language, these children need to feel they have come up from the bottom of the pile,’ Joey says. It has worked according to one parent, who says that in mainstream her daughter used to say ‘I’m rubbish.  I can’t write’. ‘Now she has her head held high. She used to be terrified of maths, now she loves the maths teacher ...

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What the school says...

Blossom House is a specialist school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, all are within the broadly average range of cognitive ability. We provide an integrated programme of learning and therapies in a caring and highly supportive environment, so that each child has the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. Our main provision has recently moved to excellent new premises in Motspur Park.

Blossom House, Christopher Place
In 2013 Blossom House expanded and opened an additional provision in Paddington. Two years later we moved to new, larger premises in Euston in order to develop the provision further. At Blossom House, Christopher Place, we currently have children ranging from 3-6 years old (Nursery to Year 2) and we will be taking these pupils through to year 6. If you would like to arrange a tour of the Christopher Place provision please call directly on 020 7383 3834.

'A broad and balanced curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the school...' Ofsted

'Blossom House was a lifeline for [my child]. You provided him and us with hope. I would thoroughly recommend Blossom House to a parent who has a child with speech and language difficulties....You know your child will be in safe hands.' Parent
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 1989, Mrs Joanna (Joey) Burgess. A speech and language therapist by profession, she founded the school, initially with four pupils, in her grandmother’s house. Trails a wake of swooning parents pinching themselves at their luck in finally finding a school which understands their children and knows how to teach them. ‘Love it. I feel like I’ve won the lottery,’ said one. ‘From the first moment of stepping into the school, the focus was all about what my son could do and how he could develop, given the right support and challenge,’ said another.

Her understanding of parents’ experiences has been sharpened by the arrival of a grandson with special needs, and watching the pain her daughter has gone through in the diagnosis and local authority battle mill. He is now...

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Special Education Needs

Our school caters for children with speech, language and communication impairments whose cognitive ability is within the broadly average range.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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 Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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