Skip to main content
  • Thames Valley School
    2 Conwy Close
    RG30 4BZ
  • Head: Mr Gary Simm
  • T 0118 942 4750
  • E [email protected]
  • W…mes-valley.aspx
  • A special state school for children aged 4 to 16 with a primary diagnosis of ASD (high functioning).
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Reading
  • Pupils: 60
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 5th May 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Fujitsu has sponsored a classy innovation centre, with seriously high-powered computer equipment to feed the children’s love of cyberspace, while the science lab displayed work on bacteria and viruses alongside the usual periodic tables. We heard from a parent who was receiving training from the psychologist in how to explain to her son that he was autistic; the strategies included support for his brother too ...

Read review »

What the school says...

Opened September 2013

What the parents say...

No comments received for Thames Valley School

Please login to post a comment.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Gary Simm BEd MA NPQH, 50s. After studying DT and education at Leeds, began teaching in mainstream secondary schools in Kent and Medway, rising to the challenge of integrating specialist ASD units in two of the schools. Tired of what he terms ‘the treadmill of getting results in secondary,’ he seized the opportunity of a move to specialist education, and a chance to increase the aspirations of ASD students at TVS (as they call it). ‘When most kids arrive here, most parents aren’t saying they are going to university, but they’ve easily got the potential for doing it’. He was quick to introduce an adventure learning programme, involving outdoorsy pursuits, like skiing, rock climbing, and horse-riding, and which demonstrated results that were ‘way and above beyond what I wanted to achieve’. His...

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.

  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.

The school that offers hope



For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide to Boarding Schools.