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Paddock School (Primary and Middle)

Paddock Primary and Middle School is a Wandsworth maintained special school for pupils aged 4 - 13 years old (Nursery to Year 8) with autistic spectrum disorders and moderate to severe learning difficulties and children with severe or complex learning difficulties.

Paddock Primary and Middle School caters for children from Nursery to year 8 with moderate to severe learning difficulties with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or children with severe or complex learning difficulties. 

Pupils are taught in classes of up to 9 pupils with a specialist teacher with usually 4 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 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. 

The staff team includes 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 our 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

Placements at this school are made by the Council's Special Needs Assessment Service, in consultation with the relevant headteacher and parent(s) or carer(s).
Please visit the school website for more information.

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Where to go

Paddock Primary and Middle School
St. Margarets Crescent
SW15 6HL
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9.15am - 3.15pm


Age Ranges
From 4 years to 13 years
Referral required
Referral Details

Paddock School is a special school for children age 4 - 13 years with severe learning difficulties.  They may additionally have a diagnosis of ASD.

Placements are decided by the council’s Special Needs Assessment Section in consultation with the school and the parents or carers. 

Other notes

Paddock School welcomes feedback about the school. There is a Parent Liaison Officer who runs regular coffee mornings and facilitates training sessions for parents. Any concerns about your child’s education should be discussed in the first instance with the class teacher. To take your concern further, please follow the school complaints procedure, which can be found on the school website.

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Please contact Special Needs Assessment Service for more information.

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Last updated: 12 Jan 2024