St Philip's School Chessington

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St Philip's School Chessington





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About Us

St Philip’s School is a special educational needs school for young people aged 11-19 years. All our students have Statements, or Education and Health Care Plans, for moderate learning difficulties.

Many students have additional needs such as mild to moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorders, language impairment or emotional issues; a few have sensory or medical needs.

The majority of students come from mainstream Primary Schools where they have been supported 1:1 by an adult, mostly on a full-time basis. The adult to student ratio at St Philip’s makes this unnecessary as class sizes are between 8-10 students.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students are organised into ‘mixed ability/need’ tutor groups for registration times, tutorials and most of their subject lessons. English and maths are taught in ability sets.

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  • Our Vision

    When they leave St Philip’s School, our students will take with them a love of learning by having:

            • the ability and desire to build on their knowledge and skills
            • a strong set of practical, social and emotional life skills
            • a sense of personal achievement
            • a sense of personal pride in themselves, their school and their community

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  • Our Ethos and Values

    St Philip’s is a school where individuals are valued for themselves and where all are expected to give of their best.

    We believe that young people learn and develop best with clear and consistent work and behaviour expectations and where praise, enjoyment, consideration and respect are integral to the school’s life and ethos.

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What other people say about us


Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

OFSTED 2013Ofsted Inspection Team 2013
Parent 2015

The progress with my son has been substantial. He was challenging and uncooperative with all. The input, support, structure and boundaries offered by the teachers and staff team have enabled my son to develop positive coping strategies and work in a positive way. We have also been able to appropriately challenge him and yet maintain a good relationship within our family. Thank you to all teachers and staff at St Philip’s School. – Parent

Parent 2015
Parent 2014

I think St Philip’s and the staff give much more than most schools. They invest in each child and their future. I give them full credit for a great job. Thank you.

Parent 2014
OSTED 2013

All groups of students achieve well, because they participate in a wide range of activities and because the quality of teaching is good.

OSTED 2013OFSTED Inspection Team
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