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  • The Priory Lodge School
    Priory Lane
    SW15 5JJ
  • Head: Jane Straw
  • T 020 8392 4410
  • F 020 8392 4415
  • E thepriorylodgesch…
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  • A special independent school for pupils aged 9-19 with mild to moderate autism spectrum condition and associated social, behavioural and emotional difficulties. The school does not enroll young people with a high level of physically challenging behaviour.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 63; sixth formers: 20
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Basic fee £57,000 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Pupils dealt with very much on individual basis - each child has and knows their goals and expectations. This school has well-being at the forefront of its purpose - therapies, timetables, requirements and expectations different for each pupil with the aim of creating a pupil who is calm enough to be able to manage their learning. Pleasing to see good design technology workshop for woodwork even though the school is so small. Some students' art on display...

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Head Teacher

Since December 2016, Jane Straw. Trained as a music teacher but quickly moved into the SEN field. Previous roles include interim deputy head at Kisimul School in Surrey, headteacher of LVS Oxford, head of education at Cambian Southwick Park School in Gloucestershire and assistant headteacher at Cantonian High School in Cardiff.

Academic matters

Students here have mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder and associated social, behavioural and emotional difficulties, as well as associated learning difficulties. Cognitive abilities lie in the range from those at Sats level 2 to those who will gain a full set of GCSEs and A levels.

Priory Lodge has few junior age pupils, as is common in special schools, since pupils typically get a diagnosis and funding late in their schooling. Currently one KS2/3 class. Throughout the school...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School Y
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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