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Special schools in Kingston

Kingston has four schools dedicated to children with special educational needs and disabilities.  

Bedelsford School

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 School

Dysart is a community special school for children and young people with a range of learning needs age 4 to 19 years. Pupils have severe learning disabilities and a large majority have a diagnosis of Autism. 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 Autism. 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. 

Spring School 

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Spring School is run by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust that develops schools to provide autistic children and young people with specialist support. Spring School will admit children and young people from age 4 to 19 years with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum condition (ASC).

The school opened to pupils in September 2023 on a temporary school site on Coombe Road in Norbiton. Spring School will occupy the site for the 2023-24 academic year while work on a permanent Moor Lane site is completed.  


Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) Post 16 SEND Campus

Achieving for Children (AfC) and Kingston Council are working with Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), which runs Bedelsford School, Dysart School, St Philip’s School and Orchard Hill College, to progress an exciting proposal for a new post-16 SEND campus in Kingston.