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One teacher, who has seen the school’s evolution, commented on the strength of the school’s small community ethos, which seeks to provide a haven for children who might struggle in a larger, competitive mainstream environment. The size of Burlington House, specialised teaching and carefully chosen curriculum allows students to thrive, ‘If you put them in the right courses’, the Principal told us, ‘They can do wonderfully well’.

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Burlington House School has three sites in Hammersmith & Fulham.
A Prep site for years 3-8, a Senior site for years 9-11 and a Sixth Form site for year 12-14. At Burlington House School, we deliver a bespoke education for every pupil, developing and expanding their unique talents and helping to bring about positive change to their self-esteem. Please note that our specialist teaching is focussed on "the dyses" eg dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc. We do have some pupils with ASD, but this is not our specialism. Our sister schools Abingdon and Holmewood are completely focussed on pupils with ASD . We offer a mainstream curriculum in a specialist setting, with a strong focus on attaining GCSEs and progressing forward to further education. This consistent academic focus is balanced with our consistent specialist pastoral support. Pupils are supported, physically, emotionally and academically in order for them to reach their true potential whilst with us at Burlington House School. We have small classes, 10-12 pupils, to allow teaching tailored to individual pupils based upon their EHCP or recommendations of learning. Our aim is to support pupils by exploring and tapping into their potential and their performance. We have Learning Support Assistants in the classroom to assist with provision besides the class teacher. We aim for our pupils to thrive and feel comfortable in our learning environment. We develop and nurture self-esteem, skills and natural abilities. ...Read more

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Executive Principal

Since 2019, Koen Claeys BA (GLSE). As part of a degree in geography, German and English, in his native Belgium, was sent on placement to a UK school. Relocated with his wife in 2002 and took a teaching post in a west London state school, Lampton Academy, before moving to St James Senior Boys’ independent school, with responsibility for managing special needs provision. In 2017 he joined the Cavendish Group of SEND schools, taking the reins as head at Bredon School, Gloucestershire, before stepping in as principal of what was then The Moat, a small, respected dyslexia-specialist school for 11-16s in Fulham.

We were charmed by his line, ‘I am in this country as a foreign speaker’, as evidence of his empathy with dyslexic children, and weren’t fooled for a...

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Special Education Needs

Burlington House School is a specialist co-educational day secondary school for the education of SpLD learners. Form groups have a maximum of 12 pupils. Learning Support Assistants are linked to form groups to provide support with literacy, numeracy and organisation. The School makes extensive use of information technology to support learning; all pupils are taught to touch-type and supplied with a fully featured, wireless-enabled laptop to use in lessons and at home. The School has the services of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and counsellors. Where necessary 1:1 support is provided for literacy and numeracy. The vast majority of staff have a specialist qualification in the teaching of SpLD learners as well as a degree in their subject specialism plus teaching qualification. All the LSAs are encouraged to train and in-house training is regularly organised. The approach of Burlington House School is to have the structure and aspirations of a mainstream school, whilst using the approach of a specialist school. Everything is structured to support the learning and success of the SpLD pupil. Great emphasis is placed on the development of self-confidence and language skills. There is an extensive extra-curricular enrichment programme to help support this.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia 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 Y
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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