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  • Chelsea Hall School
    St Andrew's Church Hall
    Waynflete Street
    Earlsfield
    London
    SW18 3QG
  • Head: Miss Jessica Duemler
  • T 020 8946 8330
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.chelseahallschool.com
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Genetic; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 47; sixth formers: n/a
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £26,925 - £53,700 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Project-based learning allows differentiation for a wide ability span. School refusers and the demand-avoidant start here as it doesn’t feel like school; for example a recent topic, ‘animals of the sea’, gave flexibility of child enquiry within a framework of literacy and maths without making obvious demands. A parent told how their child is starting to draw and also to tell them about the drawing while beginning to use letters: ‘Drawing a fire truck, “I need a cloud and a helicopter”, then drawing ‘F’ for fire engine – now sounds and speech much improved.’ 

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2003 Jessica Duemler, BSc in Special Needs & Early Childhood with a minor in Environmental Education. Seated in a converted closet under the stage in a captain’s chair at an antique desk with globe and plants, Duemler offers visitors a chat and a seat on her chaise longue. A couple on their initial visit described being taken aback by the building but then, ‘As we entered the headteacher’s room a little boy popped in unannounced and she so kindly answered his questions that he went away perfectly happy and I thought, this is where my son needs to be.’

Duemler’s view is that ‘Everyone who works in special educational needs has traits’, alongside a passion and devotion to those they help. Duemler describes school as ‘incredibly structured but unregimented’....

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y
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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