Admissions

Greenmead School is a Wandsworth maintained special day school for children aged 2-11 years.

We specialize in educating pupils with severe and profound learning disabilities. Many pupils have additional physical disabilities, communication difficulties and complex health needs.

We are extremely proud to have maintained our Outstanding Ofsted judgement in September 2016 having had 3 previous consecutive Outstanding judgements.

We ensure all pupils follow a curriculum that is highly personalised and differentiated to make learning fun, meaningful and engaging.

We aim for all of our children to leave Greenmead as confident, independent life-learners who are able to express themselves and their choices, are problem-solvers and who can contribute to the community in which they live and learn

We work closely with colleagues in health and social care to provide integrated therapies throughout the school day and to support our work with families to ensure all children are able to reach their full potential in a safe and happy environment.

We hope that the information provided on our website is able to answer your questions about our school. If you require any further information or would like to visit our school please contact us.

Normally, admissions to the school are via the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process. Children who are new to the country or who do not yet have an IEP are admitted through the Wandsworth special needs service.

The school and therapists will then begin the EHCP process with parents and the multi-disciplinary team.

Children can be referred to the school through:

  • The LA
  • Pre School and after schools
  • A range of professionals from SEN
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Early Years Services (e.g. Portage)

A range of professionals from SEN, Contact, Portage, Wandsworth Information, Advice and Support Service and pre-schools may suggest that a family visit our school. They can request on the family’s behalf, or they can contact us directly.

If a place is agreed, a member of the SLT will notify the parents of the admission date and transition arrangements. A child can be admitted to Greenmead at any time during the school year, if there are suitable places.

Prior to a child starting, the family will have a home visit, attended by a member of the school team (SLT or Class Teacher) and member of the therapy team, to gather information as to:

  • The child, their self-help needs, likes and dislikes
  • Equipment the child will need in school on their first day
  • Medical conditions and staff training needed

This information will feed into a risk assessment meeting at Greenmead and a start date will be decided and parents will be notified.

After six weeks of settling in, a review meeting is held at the school and initial targets are set.

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Friends of Greenmead

The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to www.justgiving.com

Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795