Swiss Cottage School - Development & Research Centre
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
261
AGES
4 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(21/03/2023)
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60%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
55.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
44.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
54.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
80 Avenue Road
London
NW8 6HX
02076818080

School Description

Leaders and staff are passionate and determined in their work to ensure that all pupils experience success. They provide pupils with a high-quality education and extensive support to meet their individual needs. Leaders’ aims are realised through deep curriculum thinking. All of their work is underpinned by expert input from therapeutic and medical staff. As a result, pupils achieve their personalised, ambitious targets. They are extremely well prepared for adulthood and the next stages of their lives. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They said that staff are caring and always help them deal with any worries that they may have. Well-trained staff, supported by therapists, help pupils to develop their interpersonal and behavioural skills. They do this exceptionally well. When a pupil displays anxiety, staff deal with it swiftly and effectively. This enables pupils to calm down and re-engage in class activities. Adults supervise pupils closely and help them to get along with one another. They make sure that bullying or unkind behaviour are rare. Pupils and sixth-form students have many enrichment opportunities. These include visits from a theatre company which delivers interactive, sensory shows. Pupils also work with professional musicians, and this contributes to the therapeutic provision. Pupils enjoy being taught sporting and fitness activities, such as cycling, including how to use adapted bicycles.

Swiss Cottage School - Development & Research Centre Parent Reviews



51% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 30% Agree 30% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 37% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>37, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 22% Agree 27% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 36% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>36, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 16% Agree 28% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 37% Don't Know 14% {"strongly_agree"=>16, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>37, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 41% Strongly Agree 15% Agree 4% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 19% Don't Know 20% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>41, "strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>4, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>19, "dont_know"=>20} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 23% Agree 31% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 35% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>35, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 6% Strongly Agree 20% Agree 17% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 43% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>6, "strongly_agree"=>20, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>43, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 22% Agree 26% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 38% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>38, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 12% Agree 32% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 41% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>12, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>41, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 19% Agree 30% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 37% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>37, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 22% Agree 31% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 36% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>36, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 21% Agree 26% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 41% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>21, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>41, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 10% Agree 17% Disagree 16% Strongly Disagree 49% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>10, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>49, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 21% Agree 21% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 42% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>21, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>42, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023
Yes 51% No 49% {"yes"=>51, "no"=>49} Figures based on 81 responses up to 12-07-2023

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