Thomas's Fulham A GSG School
- Thomas's Fulham
- Head: Miss Annette Dobson
- T 020 7751 8200
- F 020 7751 8201
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.thomas-s.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
- Pupils: 418
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £12,645 - £18,372 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- Linked schools: Thomas's Battersea, Thomas's Kensington, Thomas's Clapham
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Particular praise is handed out by parents of reception teachers, one commenting that her child coming into the school with zero skills did 'really well in her first year' and others saying that almost all the class are pretty independent, at least at the laces tying end of the scale, by the end of the year. All the way up reading is heavily encouraged, with pupils taking home a daily diary including a book page that parents have to sign off. A library complete with cheerful librarian is nestled under the roof.
What the school says...
Our aim at Thomas's Fulham is to provide a broad, balanced, stimulating curriculum which focuses on enjoyment, learning and individual achievement simultaneously, allowing each child to be fulfilled and achieve his or her best. We recognise and develop pupils' strengths and identify and support weaknesses.
'The School is primarily described as rounded, sociable, energetic and sporty. The emphasis on kindness and the inclusive nature of music, drama and sporting activities are highly valued by parents and promote a positive 'have a go' attitude.' Summary comment from parent survey carried out by RSAcademics in 2011. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Annette Dobson, 40s, opened the school in 2005. A slightly low key dresser with a laugh that reaches her eyes, one only has to look at her feet to see that snappy shoes and clear-headed dedication are not the sole preserve of Theresa May. Wanting to be a teacher from the get-go (maybe influenced by her mother’s voice teaching in an adjacent classroom), she swam into the professional A stream by graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge. After a spell at North Bridge House, she crossed London to Thomas’s Clapham, heading up the lower school, collecting a postgraduate degree and completing a study in phonics.
Thoroughly aware of the need to keep abreast of the numerous practical and technological changes in her world, she still keeps her feet firmly in the...
Special Education Needs
All children are screened for possible learning issues annually from Year 1. Extra input from Occuational Therapists, Dyslexia therapists and the like is then offered. Teaching Assistants are used to support children in class when necessary. If appropriate Individual Education Plans are operated.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|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|
|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|