Thomas's Clapham A GSG School
- Thomas's Clapham
- Head: Mr Philip Ward
- T 020 7326 9300
- F 020 7326 9301
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.thomas-s.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wandsworth
- Pupils: 635
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £15,846 - £17,916 pa
- Open days: Weekly tours
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- Linked schools: Thomas's Battersea, Thomas's Kensington, Thomas's Fulham
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Inside, shining maroon tiled corridors, very London tube like, multiply the children’s voices at every change of lessons – it’s reassuringly loud and exuberant. Reception classes are housed in groovy-looking pods with an in and out space – fun, but quite compact, and perhaps a bit warm in summer – with so much vibrant work hanging from the ceilings, it’s like being inside a mobile. The dining room needs...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2012, Mr Philip Ward BEd (50s). One of the first heads appointed to the Thomas’s group of London schools from outside of the Thomas family dynasty, in person Mr Ward is the very image of Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Grantham. Perhaps it’s his winning charm as head of the Clapham family, bonhomie, liberal sprinklings of the word ‘chap', not to mention the labrador behind his desk. Any similarity ends there, however, as we found him to be a highly astute, strategically minded leader. Very persuasive; anyone wishing to challenge his point of view could need some determination not to be swept along with him.
Educated at Reigate Grammar School, he read history and PE at Exeter University, thence straight to Uppingham where he became director of PE...
Special Education Needs
Our school ensures that the curriculum is fully accessible to children with special needs. In the light of evidence about a child's particular needs, provision includes: -appropriate and effective classroom management plans; -ongoing consultation with parents and pupils; -developing and maintaining links with other mainstream and special schools; -alerting all teachers and support staff to the child's needs; -helping the child develop appropriate practices for taking down and recording information e.g.using lap-tops; -providing alternative sources of information. Nov 09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|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|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|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|