The special schools in Ealing cater for the needs of pupils with complex
moderate and severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities and language
and communication difficulties including autistic spectrum disorder, as well as
pupils with multiple complex needs. Admission to special schools is organised by the special
educational needs (SEN) administration section of the Childrens Services
department. Admission is through the statutory assessment, statementing and
annual review process.
Primary support bases
There are three Primary Support
Bases (PSBs) in the borough, based at Drayton Green Primary School, Coston
Primary School (Key stage 1 only) and Beaconsfield primary school (opening
January 2011). The PSBs provide a specialised curriculum and learning
environment for 8-10 pupils at Key stages 1 and 2.
All pupils who attend PSBs have a statement of special educational needs.
There are three specialist units at
Allenby Primary School, Gifford Primary School and St John's Primary School.
Allenby caters for up to 12 pupils with severe learning difficulties. Pupils
benefit from inclusion in the mainstream school. The unit also has close links
with Mandeville School.
Gifford have places for 20 deaf pupils across the primary age range. The deaf
pupils are fully included in the school with the help of acoustically treated
accommodation in some areas as well as radio aids. St John's caters for pupils
with speech, language and communication difficulties. Pupils are fully included
within the mainstream school.