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A stimulating, creative but also nurturing school in a very fashionable corner of London, Thomas’s Kensington has a cosmopolitan flavour without being too flashy or ostentatious. Lots of fresh air for all – at playtime the little ones spill out into the Astroturf courtyard between the reception classrooms (the only outdoor space on site). Parents describe the school as ‘more low-key, less aggressive with the test papers’ than elsewhere. New Thomas’s-wide curriculum launching imminently, centred around…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2022, Mrs Kelly Miller, previously deputy head academic of Thomas's Kensington. She has Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Education degrees from La Trobe University in Australia, an NPQH from UCL’s Institute of Education and is currently completing a certificate in school management and leadership through Harvard.


Three classes of 22 (split evenly between boys and girls) – 66 places at reception. Siblings take priority (other than the ‘very occasional’ sibling who wouldn’t thrive) and account for about half the places. Covid forced an admissions rethink – for the time being the school will not run the old assessments and has instead moved to a ballot. Register on September 1 when your child is between 1 and 2 years old. Main list closes when it reaches approximately three registrations for each place available;...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a full-time SENCo who works with teachers to identify pupils with special needs. As well as in-house support, the school has a link with the Dyslexia Centre which provides therapists for a variety of conditions. June 2010

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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