Helen Allison School A GSG School
- Helen Allison School
- Head: Susan Conway
- T 01474 814878
- F 01474 812033
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.autism.org…k/helenallison
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 5 to 19 with autism spectrum disorder
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 71
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £44,852.26; Residential £77,668.92 pa. Paid by LA.
- Open days: Thursdays
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
One boy has a place at Cambridge to study maths. ‘We could never have predicted that when he was a little boy.’ One ex-pupil has graduated from university in animated films, belying perceptions about the autistic imagination. ‘They are very creative …
What the school says...
An Independent special school for students with an autistic spectrum disorder aged 5-19. Weekly residential or Day. A flexi-boarding service for our students is available during evenings, weekends and holidays is available.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2015, Susan Conway, who joined the school in January 2013. She came from Bishop of Rochester Academy in Chatham, where she was on the senior leadership team, was the SENCo and ran the inclusion unit.
One boy has a place at Cambridge to study maths. ‘We could never have predicted that when he was a little boy.' One ex-pupil has graduated from university in animated films, belying perceptions about the autistic imagination. ‘They are very creative, it is a social imagination they lack, not a creative imagination.'
The aim is for all pupils to leave with some form of qualification, so as well as GCSEs, students in KS4 take AQA entry level, OCR functional Skills, and Edexcel courses. The intake covers a breadth of academic ability, from high functioning...
Special Education Needs
Helen Allison School is an independent school, run by the National Autistic Society, providing for pupils from five to nineteen years. Pupils have autistic spectrum disorders and statements of special educational needs/EHCPs. The school takes residential pupils on a weekly basis.
|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||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|