He is v sensitive but does well academically. So would want a school that also caters for bright children. The main priority is that it a kind school with good pastoral care and some experience of children with ASD. Does anyone know of a school that might be suitable?
If you are looking at independent, Thomas More in Farnham has a wonderful reputation - but it's boys only and not a mainstream school - lots of boys with Aspergers etc, some of them very bright. I know a couple of people with sons there who can't praise it too highly - but your son may not be the right fit - have a look at the website if you want to know more.
Thanks for all your replies. I only just saw them as I had a pc problem. We are looking at state or independent. But I am expecting that we will have to go indeoendent.
He does well academically but he finds it hard to get on with other children, is very lonely and stresses over small things. So he would need a caring environment and a school where the staff know the children, so not too large.
I have posted in SN but I think there are not so many reading the messages so am trying here too.
More House looks wonderful but is too far. We will be moving and planning to be in the Wimbledon area, but possibly Kingston or Surbiton. I think he could travel up to one hour door to door, although less would be better.
I know from experience that Claremont Fan Court in Surrey (Esher) is a very caring school and does take kids with SN and SN support is good for those with moderate SN. It is a Christian Science school but don't let that put you off - we never met anyone there (apart from staff) who were CS. Seemed that staff could only see good and potential in students and not overtly religous IYSWIM.