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  • Blossom Lower School
    1 - 5 Christopher Place
    Chalton Street
    London
    NW1 1JF
  • Head: Mrs Joanna (Joey) Burgess
  • T 02073833834
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.blossomchr…herplace.co.uk/
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 22
  • Religion: Inter- / non- denominational
  • Fees: £90 nursery morning - £39,450 pa
  • Open days: Visits and assessments by arrangement. Please phone the school.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

‘It’s more academic than I expected’, said a mother of an eight-year-old boy ‘but the learning is holistic – in geography he studied Malaysia, learned facts about the country, found images of the Petronus Towers and then went for a Malaysian lunch – it’s the best way for him to learn.’ Another, whose son moved from a mainstream primary with playing fields, says there he spent break-time trying to find a spot to himself, now the small, safe space is right for him and he interacts ...

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What the school says...

Blossom LowerSchool 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. ...Read more

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Principal

Since 2015, and the school's opening, Mrs Joanna (Joey) Burgess. Joey founded the original Blossom House in 1989 (now a much larger school in south London) where she is also principal.

Joey describes it as ‘one school on two sites’. The difficulties of running two schools at a distance from each other are not apparent – parents’ opinion of her is, ‘excellent’, ‘marvellous’, ‘How does she find the time? She is so committed and knows all the children’, ‘When I’ve needed to speak to her, she has always been responsive and helpful.’

Two of her daughters teach and she now has a grandchild with special needs. Speech and language therapy trained, she had started in catering but that sector’s loss has led to great gains in...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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