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Best mainstream primary for high functioning asd child?

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Smellycat19 Sun 20-May-18 19:50:09

I am going to be moving to Richmond with my 3.5 year old son who has been diagnosed with asd- he’s very verbal and bright but struggles with transitions/ socially/ behaviour etc. I also have a baby daughter. I want to send him to an inclusive primary school where they can meet his needs and help him reach his full potential. As he won’t have an EHCP yet I also want a school we stand a chance of getting a place at without owning a multi million house. A smaller school with friendly parents. I was thinking of the Darell School- can any of you make any other suggestions? Orleans? The Vineyard? We are moving mainly for the schools so will go wherever the right one is- any pointers would be really appreciated- I’m so nervous about getting it wrong for him.

Mary19 Mon 21-May-18 11:22:57

St Mary’s Twickenham? Nice school on three sites so although quite big these days feels smaller.
St Mary’s and St Peters Teddington but you would need to live very very or go to church and still be close

R77house Mon 21-May-18 18:50:33

There is no silver bullet. Go and talk to them about your son and see which one seems best suited to what you want. My son went to one for a while and is now in a more specialist setting. Different schools work well for different children.

Strix Thu 26-Jul-18 14:27:30

Archdeacon Cambridge has a new head and I've heard very good things about her. Ask around. Houses a bit cheaper towards the Green as well. Twickenham Primary is a New School. I've heard excellent reviews. Small, inclusive, quite academic. But a really happy place. I have heard good things about the SEN provision at Trafalgar, but don't really have any first hand experience.

St. Mary'sCE in Twickenham was an excellent school under the old Headteacher. But many parents are very unhappy with it since the new headteacher arrived. My HF Autistic son attends St. Mary's. His needs are not supported and it is a very time consuming fight for me. If you have a job -- or even if you don't -- you probably don't have enough hours in the day to endure the fight you will need to win to get you autistic child the support he/she needs.

Sadly, I am not alone in my disappointment.

Bibesia Wed 01-Aug-18 14:16:33

Chase Bridge is good on SEN and seem open-minded about different approaches. Stanley has a specialist unit on site.

RBdoctor40 Thu 02-Aug-18 13:00:14

i've also heard that Archdeacon Cambridge's have an excellent SEN unit and a lot of children on ASD spectrum who are well looked after

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