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  • Norland Place School
    162-166 Holland Park Avenue
    W11 4UH
  • Head: Mr Patrick Mattar
  • T 020 7603 9103
  • F 020 7603 0648
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  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 11 and boys aged from 4 to 8
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Pupils: 240
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £14,370 - £16,782 pa
  • Open days: Call school to arrange
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Very traditional school (from the berets and boaters to the emphasis on good manners and fair play) but combined with a forward-looking approach. On the day we visited, the school was awash with happy, sparky children who appeared to be thriving in this caring environment. According to one parent ...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2002, Patrick Mattar LRAM MA (early 50s). Degrees in music and education management and administration. Educated in Solihull. Came here in 1989, as head of music, straight from the Royal Academy of Music. This was followed by six years at Wetherby, first as director of music then deputy head. Returned here as headmaster in 2002. Married with two teenage sons and laughs that ‘parenting does not get any easier!’ Wife is director of lower school at Sussex House.

Music is his passion. Performs piano recitals at charity concerts, auctioned off by school. Parents rave about his talent. He admits that practising ‘takes up a lot of time but I enjoy it.’ Also admits to being a keen cyclist.

Softly spoken, with an infectious laugh. Parents find...

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Special Education Needs

We have a part-time special needs co-ordinator and a visiting part-time special needs teacher. External agencies are used for support with mild speech and language or occupational therapy needs, for example.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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