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Little Paddock School

Little Paddock School is a part of Paddock School, a Wandsworth maintained special  school for pupils with a diagnosis of autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Little Paddock caters for children aged 3-5 years old in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery, Reception or Year 1) with moderate to severe learning difficulties with a diagnosis of autism. 

Pupils are taught in small classes with a specialist teacher and a number of special school support assistants.  The children follow a topic based curriculum which is modified to take account of their individual learning needs.  Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are taught in ASD specific classes, and the school is an ASD friendly environment.  We used a structured teaching approach TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and
related Communication handicapped Children) throughout the school. 

Among the staff team there is a certified TEACCH practitioner, a qualified PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) implementer, a regional Makaton tutor, an Intensive Interaction specialist and trained PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) teachers.  All staff have regular training including training in ASD strategies.  Speech and Language therapy is central to the teaching, and communication targets are set and monitored termly in conjunction with our Speech and Language Therapists who work regularly in the classrooms. 

The Occupational Therapist works alongside teachers to develop, implement and monitor programmes for children including Sensory Integration programmes and sensory diets.

Please visit the school website for more information. 

Who to contact

020 8780 1455
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Where to go

Linden Lodge School
Princes Way
SW19 6JB

Buses: 39 and 493 Underground: Southfields

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday : 9am to 3pm

Other Details


Age Ranges
3 - 5 years
Referral required
Referral Details

Paddock Primary School is a special school for children aged 4 – 11 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties with Autism or children with Severe or Complex Learning Difficulties. Little Paddock caters for children aged 3-5 years in the Early Years Foundation Stage with moderate to severe learning difficulties in combination with a diagnosis of autism. 


Other notes
Little Paddock welcomes feedback about the school. The Parent Liaison Officer runs regular coffee mornings and facilitates training sessions for parents. Any concerns about your child’s education should be raised in the first instance with the class teacher. Should you wish to take your concern further please follow the school complaints procedure, which can be found on the school website.

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Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

Little Paddock School is a special school which:

  • caters for children aged 3-5 years old with
  • moderate to severe learning difficulties with Autism or
  • Severe or Complex Learning Difficulties. 

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