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Part of the Thomas’s group of four schools, this is definitely an entity of its own. However, there is a general feeling among all concerned that the Thomas connection helps rather than hinders the school’s individual appeal. A sea-change is under way as they are in the midst of changing from preparing the children for Common Entrance to providing digital portfolios for senior schools. Boys are encouraged by street dancing classes but one girl expressed disappointment that...

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Headmaster

Since April 2021, Nathan Boller, who arrived straight from down under, having previously served as both deputy head and acting head at Grimwade House, part of Melbourne Grammar School in Australia. First joiined Thomas’s Clapham in 2010 as head of learning enrichment before becoming deputy head (communities and welfare) until 2016. BEd from Canberra; graduate certificate in educational studies (pedagogy) from Newcastle, Australia; and most recently, a master’s degree in education, specialising in leadership and management, from Melbourne.

Married to Molly, with one young daughter.

Entrance

No registration at birth for those born on or after 1 September 2018 (2023 entry). Instead, registration opens on 1 September three years before entry. Contact the registrar to make an expression of interest and receive a reminder before the lists open; they close at 240 for...

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Special Education Needs

Thomas's Clapham celebrates neurodiversity and is aware that children have a range of learning differences. Depending on an individual child's particular needs, provision can include: - differentiated lessons and support - ongoing consultation with parents and pupils - developing and maintaining links with other mainstream and special schools - informing all teachers and support staff of the child's needs - helping the child develop appropriate practices for taking down and recording information eg using iPads with keyboards - providing access to speech and language therapy and occupational therapy/physiotherapy at school (paid for by parents)

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
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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