The Holmewood School London A GSG School
- The Holmewood School London
88 Woodside Park Road
- Head: Ms Lisa Camilleri
- T 020 8920 0660
- E email@example.com
- W www.thsl.org.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Barnet
- Pupils: 40
- Religion: None
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
We saw a judicious balance of tough love combined with a deep understanding of pupils' vulnerabilities, and a determination to enable its pupils, however complex their presentation. A clear level of understanding of their pupils who may have ‘the body of a 15 year old and the social and emotional functioning level of a 5 year old’. Parents feel ‘supported for the first time in years’ and confident that the school will ‘never give up on them’.
What the school says...
A specialist SEN school for children with high functioning autism.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since April 2016 Lisa Camilleri BA QTS PGDip autism PGCert educational leadership, former deputy principal of NAS Radlett Lodge School, full of bright ideas and bringing wide experience.Very keen on building community links and establishing an outreach and inclusion programme including training for autism teaching leaders. We visited just before the dynamic founding head Lucia Santi moved to set up a new school.
Range of pupils is quite wide academically as you would expect in a school for high functioning autism, Asperger’s, SLCN, SpLD and 50 per cent with ADHD. Some pupils deemed unteachable before coming here and many have had multiple school failures.
Pupils work towards five GCSEs but approximately 20-30 per cent take pre-GCSE entry level certificates in English and maths instead if academic levels or anxieties preclude...
Special Education Needs
|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)|
|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|
|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|