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It’s a school which recognises that academic achievement and rigid attendance is not the be-all – that, as one parent put it, ‘There is so much more to education; physical, mental and social needs are just as important as academic progress.' While friendship groups may be small, it can be a relief to children to finally find themselves among others of their ilk. ‘It’s a very empathetic group of students; they have all been on some journey,’ Grigsby says. The school has its own Cookie Bar, where students can get paid work experience. This is a converted London double decker bus, with a…

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What the school says...

A school for children with acute or chronic medical conditions, hemiplegia or mild cerebral palsy; mental and/or emotional health needs; and mild autism.

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Executive Head Teacher

Since 2020, Jacqueline Silver. Previously Head of School at Akeley Wood in Buckingham, and prior to that as deputy headteacher at Northbridge House, London. Her focus is rich in the development of pastoral care initiatives, a strong safeguarding line as well as developing and leading an open culture within the school. A background in leading strategic change programmes, challenging traditional curriculum offerings, and a strong desire to eliminate social stigma around learning needs will drive Stepping Stones into the future as a genuine offering for those searching for a fresh approach to education.

Entrance

This small, nurturing environment is likely to appeal to most parents of a child with special needs, but they have strict criteria on those they will take. There’s a helpful section on the website (under admissions criteria) which clearly explains...

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