Finton House School A GSG School
- Finton House School
171 Trinity Road
- Head: Ben Freeman
- T 020 8682 0921
- F 020 8767 5017
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.fintonhouse.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wandsworth
- Pupils: 320
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £13,890 - £14,550 pa
- Open days: Open Evening in October. Open Mornings by invitation to registered parents.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A strong community-based school, very supportive and particularly good for those families with challenged children. Every parent we talked to was full of praise, several saying that their shy, unconfident children had blossomed beyond belief. A local school which, we were told, is reflected in the friendly feel of the playground at the beginning and the end of the day: ‘It is full of relaxed, chatty parents, and we go on chatting even after the children have all gone into school.'
What the school says...
We provide a happy, nurturing environment for children of all abilities. Results are excellent, and children leave us with a set of core values that will remain with them always. Early registration is advised for Reception. Occasional places are available in other year groups.
We have a means tested bursary to a child whose parents would not otherwise be able to afford independent education. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2016, Ben Freeman BEd (design technology) PG Dip (educational leadership), previously head of Windermere Prep. Clearly a teacher at heart, he was born and brought up on the Wirral, educated at Rossall School and then the University of West of England, Bristol. A keen sportsman with something of the Bear Grylls about him, he enjoys outdoor activities including camping, walking and sailing and has previously competed in the London and New York marathons. Teaches DT and sport. He lives with his partner, Sarah, an outdoor instructor, and her three children,
If you want the certainty of a place, get on the phone as soon as your child is born. Apart from siblings, who have priority, it is very much first come, first served. Two entrance lists - one opened in September, one in...
Special Education Needs
At Finton House there is a Head of Special Needs who is responsible for co-ordinating and running the Special Needs Department and representing the department at both Management and Governors meetings. There are two SENCOs, one is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of support to children on Special Needs places, who have a Special Needs Assistant (LSA) assigned to them. The other SENCO is responsible for the co-ordination and management of learning support to children with specific learning difficulties. Finton House has the provision to support a variety of children with special needs i.e. hearing or visual impairment, autistic spectrum - including Asperger's, speech and language difficulties, Hemiplegia, Down's Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Dyslexia etc. There are currently one full time and five part-time Learning Support Teachers. Learning Support is provided both one to one and free of charge in group sessions for mathematics, spelling, writing and reading comprehension. One Learning Support Teacher provides support for both Foundation Stage and KS1 children, as part of our Early Years Intervention Programme. There is no charge for this support to parents. As well as learning support teachers, and assistants for specific children there are currently two part-time therapists on the staff, an occupational therapist and speech and language therapist. There are both group and one to one speech and language sessions provided for specific children. Group speech and language sessions are free for reception children. Finton House provides a range of free clubs before and after school to support the specific needs of children e.g. Touch Typing, Brain Gym, Early Birds, Handwriting, Maths and SRA (reading comprehension). There are also excellent links with Wandsworth Local Education Authority, SEN Division. They supply peripatetic teachers to meet the needs of specific children. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|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||Y|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|