Special educational needs support

The SEN Strategic Leader is Keith Middleton (SENCO).

We are incredibly proud of what we provide for our students with unique needs, personalities and characteristics. We are a highly inclusive school and this shows in our outcomes. Students with SEN needs do better here than they do in most schools across the country. More importantly, they feel included, are incredibly happy and go on to the right next step after school. How do we do this?

Our SEN support team go above and beyond each day. They ensure all teachers tailor their lessons for these students to include and challenge. They support small groups, one to one, after school, in some group sessions, through reading boosters and much, much more. Nothing is too much to ensure that these students thrive. We regularly work with parents, stay in constant contact and consult to ensure we are doing the right thing for their child. Our team provide a first class support package for our SEN student.

One parent commented on her child leaving in Year 11: “When my son started at Chessington we never thought he could make it through school. Now not only did he get all his qualifications but he is a happy and confident young man. I cry sometimes thinking about what they did at that school. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Wellbeing Room

Chessington School is excited to announce the completion of the new student ‘Wellbeing Room’. This calm, quiet and comfortable space will not only be used by our students, but also the school Nurse for ‘drop in clinics’ and the Health Link Worker. The space will be used to positively influence the well-being of all our students at school. I would like to say a huge thank you to Chessington School PTA, and Cort Furniture who have kindly donated all the soft furnishings. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Gabrielle Jackson on email gjackson@chessington.kingston.sch.uk

SEN Garden

It is with great thanks that the local community have come together to create a SEN Garden within the grounds of Chessington for three schools to use – Chessington School, Ellingham Primary and St Philips School. The SEN garden will be a fantastic addition to our already brilliant range of facilities. It will be a place of investigation, reflection and learning for all our students, and particularly a peaceful sanctuary for SEND students. The links between the outdoors and wellbeing are strongly documented and this area will allow us to develop our provision for all students. It will work as a perfect complement to our wellbeing room and other quiet areas we have created inside the building to allow students to take control of their health and emotions.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report – September 2019

Review date September 2022

All schools in the Royal Borough of Kingston have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen. At Chessington School our ethos reflects this within our aims which are to ensure that every young person receives the very best quality education in a safe and supportive environment in which all our students can learn, develop and achieve.

SEND information report

Please click on the relevant questions on the links below this will expand to show you the answer.

Further information

The Local Offer is a website that provides information on local services and support available for families including children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs or disabilities.


The Golden Booklet is a guide to support families of children with SEND in the borough:


SEN Local Area Inspection Framework

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their SEN Local Area Inspection Framework. You can read more about this and watch a video on the Local Offer website.




Chessington School, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2JS

Chessington School is a co-educational, non-selective, secondary school providing excellence in education for pupils aged 11 to 16.

Everyone valued • Every day an opportunity • Every moment focused on success

Everyone valued
Every day an opportunity
Every moment focused on success


Chessington School is part of Every Child Every Day Academy Trust, a company limited by guarantee that is registered in England (Company Number: 08185432), with a registered office c/o Grey Court School, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7HN

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