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Very successful creative and expressive arts curriculum that includes plenty of art, music, drama and dance. ‘My son has been given every opportunity to learn how to choreograph, for example,’ commented one happy parent. Older pupils are often out and about in the afternoon: either swimming, visiting the library and or going to the park. Others hone their entrepreneurial skills in the local market where they run a stall, which involves organising the rental, researching the market and deciding what to sell. When we visited they had just completed making…

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Sybil Elgar School is an independent day and residential school for children and young Adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome. Students are within the age range of 11 - 19. Sybil Elgar School is run by the National Autistic Society and has a national catchment area.

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Since 1994, Ms Chloe Phillips MSEN DipEd DipManagement. Previous experience includes teaching primary-aged pupils, some of whom were emotionally vulnerable. Clearly relishes her position: ‘I love being head teacher here. I feel so privileged. There is always a project on the go.’ She has a great sense of vision for her school, constantly seeking better provision for these pupils. Passionate about all things to do with autism: ‘We are all on a journey. We feel we learn more from the students, than they do from us. We still have another journey to do, though, which is supporting adults with autism.’ Though not always highly visible to parents, an inspirational head, well supported by her dedicated staff.

Likes to make the most of the capital. ‘I enjoy London. I also like hill...

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Special Education Needs

A special school for children with autism. Takes day pupils and weekly boarders. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder 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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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