Special schools in Kingston
Kingston has three schools dedicated to children with complex special educational needs.
Bedelsford School is a Foundation Special School for children age 2 to 19 years. The school offers a specialist range of provision to support children with physical disabilities, profound and multiple learning difficulties, multisensory impairments and complex learning disabilities including complex health needs.
Dysart is a community special school for children and young people with a range of learning needs age 5 to 19 years. Pupils have severe learning disabilities and a large majority have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Some pupils have profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex health needs.
St Philip's School
St Philip’s School is a special educational needs school for young people aged 9 to 19 years. All students have Education, Health and Care Plans. The school caters for a range of ability levels that might be designated moderate learning difficulties, and additional needs such as ASD. Parents/Carers should indicate St Philip’s School as their preference at their child’s Year 5 Annual Review or Year 6, at the latest, if the Annual Review is held early in the Autumn Term.
New school for pupils with ASD
A new free school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is expected to open in 2022 or 2023 at the Moor Lane Centre site in Chessington, subject to the Council making a formal decision to lease part of the site for that purpose, and will eventually accommodate up to 90 pupils aged four to 19.