Skip to main content
  • Gosden House School
    GU5 0AH
  • Head: Cindy O'Sullivan
  • T 01483 892008
  • E
  • W www.gosden-hou…
  • A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 16 (mixed primary; girls only secondary) with complex learning difficulties, speech and language difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 110
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 11th February 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 9th December 2010

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The GSG satnav mistakenly took us to the golf course across the road; but we still weren’t sure we were in the right place as we came up the drive. A few visiting parents have been known to nervously check on arrival that they were in fact at a state school. It’s set around a white Georgian mansion, one time home to the Sitwell family. Inside there are pictures on the walls of Edwardian ladies in voluminous skirts riding bikes and romping around in the 40 acre grounds which have been remarkably preserved and are truly lovely. Makes you want to grab a trug and snip roses...

Read review »

What the parents say...

No comments received for Gosden House School

Please login to post a comment.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since 2016, Cindy O’Sullivan. Not remotely headmistressy. If I tell you she’s a henna-haired New Zealander with a camper van, which in the holidays she loads with dog, cat and partner to head for the wilds of Scotland, you are probably picturing her correctly. Says she never meant to be in management, but she kept getting promoted.

She did a teaching degree before leaving New Zealand – which she explains is more comprehensive than the UK version, taking four years and encompassing SEN teaching as standard. Her Antipodean wanderlust then led to working as a hostess on cruise ships, picking up the odd bit of supply teaching between contracts. One such job was at Samuel Rhodes School in inner London; she was reeled in, and worked her way up...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe now for instant access to data. Already subscribed? Login here.

Special Education Needs

Questionnaire details completed by GSG.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
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
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
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe now for instant access to school catchment.

Catchment is only available for English state schools, independent schools do not have catchment areas.

The data is based on actual admissions from the schools years September 2012 – August 2015 inclusive.

September 2012 – August 2013 (2012 intake)
September 2013 - August 2014 (2013 intake)
September 2014 - August 2015 (2014 intake)
September 2015 - August 2016 (2015 intake) released 2017 currently being processed will be published September 2018
September 2016 - August 2017 (2016 intake) not currently available

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, A level or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools.
Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools by year of entry.
School data comparison by results, relative success and popularity.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Behind the scenes at The Good Schools Guide


Our Careers Advisers can guide your child through the reams of often conflicting advice about potential careers or further educational opportunities.