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Smallwood Language Unit (Resource Base)

The Language Unit based at Smallwood Primary School is a special unit for children with speech and language difficulties and/or social communication difficulties.

The unit caters for children aged 3 to 11 years.

The Language Unit at Smallwood has 40 places for children with Statements of Special Educational Needs/Education Health and Care Plans relating to Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties.

These Language Unit classes are housed in classrooms between the equivalent mainstream classes, demonstrating the school ethos that the Unit is an integral part of the school.

Language Unit children are fully included into daily school life, whilst still receiving their lessons in a specialist environment.

Please contact the unit for more information, or to arrange a tour.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Megan Downham/Vicki Annan
Contact Position
Teachers in Charge, Language Unit

Where to go

Smallwood Primary School
Smallwood Road
SW17 0TW
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm


Referral required
Referral Details

Children with a primary need of Speech Language and Communication Difficulties who have a Statement or and Education, Health and Care plan.

In the case of Nursery age children, referrals are made from the Early Years Intervention and Support Service, Speech and Language Therapy or a Paediatrican. These placements are decided at Wandsworth Early Years Panel.

Other notes

Complaints procedure: In the first instance please contact Megan Downham or Vicki Annan (Teachers-in-charge) or Fiona Loudon (Head Teacher). Please note that any complaints will be taken seriously and recorded. Complaints will be responded to by a member of management within 28 days. If we have not dealt with your concern to your satisfaction please refer to Smallwood Primary School Complaints procedure policy, which is available on request. In case the above procedures are unsatisfactory, please find a link to Wandsworth Council's complaints procedure.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

Admission to the Resource Base is for children with Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education Health and Care Plan  only and is either made following a recent statutory assessment of the child's SEN or an Annual Review of an existing statement by the Local Authority (Special Needs Assessment Service).

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Last updated: 24 Aug 2021