Paddock School is an environment that is dedicated to ensuring that pupils have the opportunity to thrive in a setting where they feel calm, secure and happy. We are proud to be a Level 2 UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We place the Rights of the Child at the heart of our school, along with our school vision 'To Nurture, Inspire and Transform Lives.' Our teachers have expert knowledge, and are committed to putting pupils first in everything they do.
Paddock School is a Wandsworth maintained special school for pupils aged 4 - 19 years old (Nursery to Year 14) with autistic spectrum disorders and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Placements at our schools are made by the Council's Special Needs Assessment Section, in consultation with the headteacher and parent(s) or carer(s).
Pupils are taught in classes of up to 9 pupils with a specialist teacher with usually 4 special school support assistants. The children follow a topic based curriculum which is modified to take account of their individual learning needs. Most of the pupils in the school have a diagnosis of Autism, so we work hard to make the school an ASD friendly environment. We use a structured teaching approach (TEACCH) throughout the school.