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Roehampton Gate School

Welcome to Roehampton Gate School

Located in Roehampton in South West London, Roehampton Gate School (formerly Priory Lodge School) is an independent, specialist day school for children and young people aged 7-19 years with high functioning autism and associated conditions.

Personalised education and therapeutic support

Roehampton Gate School delivers specialised and highly individualised education and support that transforms the lives of our young people and their families. Our extensively experienced staff team work with passion and dedication to empower young people to become successful learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals.

We continuously review our skilfully tailored education and therapeutic support, to ensure we meet each individual’s developing needs and guide students to develop the educational, social and life skills for a happy and fulfilling future. We place a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning, which together with holistic therapy integrated into daily teaching, sees students grow as people and build confidence and resilience. Our curriculum is designed along three separate pathways to engage and inspire young people and best prepare them for positive transitions to employment, apprenticeships or further learning.

A school tailored to our students’ needs

Our students are at the heart of all that we do and the school has been purposefully designed to meet their specific needs. There is a simple school layout to avoid confusion and small classes enabling staff to provide the intensive support that helps young people to develop and progress. They provide the low arousal and safe environment many of our young people need to develop the confidence to speak in groups and collaborate with others, which is a key area of development. Anxiety is also minimised because there are no large crowds of students, instead young people are part of a warm and inclusive school community where everyone has a place.

Students thrive at Roehampton Gate School in London and we are proud of the progress they make in every aspect of their learning. We are committed to ensuring that each young person leaves us with improved confidence and self-esteem, with strategies to manage the challenges autism can present and with belief in their own unique strengths and abilities.

Roehampton Gate School further benefits from a wonderful location within walking distance of Richmond Park and with transport links to London. We would love to welcome you to our school, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.

Louise Reeks
Head Teacher at Roehampton Gate School

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the teachers and staff at [Roehampton Gate] School who have supported my son through his GCSEs, and helped him achieve his potential. He is over the moon with his results and is soon to start sixth form college. Please do pass on my thanks to the team, who have all contributed to his success. I’m sure they would love to know that both myself and my son are really thankful for all they did to support him.”

Parent of a student at Roehampton Gate School

Our specialist services

The range of services and facilities available at Roehampton Gate School include:

  • Individualised autism approach that focuses on social community and inclusion

  • A broad curriculum with individualised learning programmes in small groups

  • A highly experienced therapy team providing 1:1 support, including access to occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and counselling

  • Modern and well-equipped facilities designed to meet young people’s holistic needs

  • Specialist areas in performing arts, science, food preparation and art 

  • A discrete primary provision

  • A post-16 transition programme that focuses on employability, team working and social skills

  • The development of functional skills and access to nationally accredited qualifications, including GCSEs, functional skills and vocational qualifications

  • A current student ratio of 73% males and 27% females. We recognise that girls with autism may present in a different way and we ensure that their needs are fully met

  • Regular parent, carer and Local Authority communication, including sharing progress and achievement updates

  • Pathways to further education, employment and training

Achieving positive outcomes 

At Roehampton Gate School, we are really proud of the positive outcomes achieved by our students. Please find below some examples from the last academic year:

GCSE Results:

  • 100% achieved 9-1 in all subjects
  • 67% achieved 9-4 in all subjects
  • Ascentis Level 1 Progression Award achieved an 88% achievement rate
  • 100% of Performing Arts students achieved Bronze Award 
  • 74% met or exceeded their predicted grade

Positive Destinations:

  • 95% overall positive destination of which 35% progressing to mainstream settings
  • 100% of Year 11 leavers gained positive destination
  • 86% of Post-16 leavers gained a positive destination

Recent feedback from our students

I became the head-student.

"I used to struggle in lessons and didn't go into lessons. Nowadays, I go into all my lessons and work my hardest."

"I used to be unhappy with the way I looked, then I started working out at school with Will and now I look like a different person."

"I didn't go to school for 3 years and then I passed all my GCSEs."

"I feel more comfortable with my gender and sexuality."

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