We value feedback from our families and we are delighted to include the following comments:

As a parent of a child with Special Educational Needs (particularly being diagnosed with being on the Autism spectrum) school can be a very scary prospect indeed and cause huge anxiety for the parents and the child. Not in my case. I was so lucky to have found Cecil Gowing, who my neuro-typical older child had attended. Before my child even started at the school, Cecil Gowing and it’s staff made themselves available to plan and prepare for my child to make his transition from pre-school a smooth one. This they did and more. All the anxieties that I may have faced through my child’s first three years of school were taken away. more than that, Cecil Gowing and it’s quite frankly amazing staff from the Head all the way throughout, have been our rocks. they have bent over backwards to make sure that our child has everything he needs and more to give him the best possible start in life. They pushed and supported plans for our EHCP, made staff available to attend a course to further understand and help my child. they have adapted situations to make every bit of the school day worthwhile for my child and us. I could go on and on. I would have been completely lost without the staff at Cecil Gowing, these last three years and so would my child. I can’t thank them enough. It is a school which feels more like an extension of the family with a wonderful open doors and open arms approach.

The staff at Cecil Gowing are all very welcoming and inclusive of all children with SEN. I chose Cecil Gowing for my son with ASD because they were so positive from the start. all the staff have worked alongside myself and other professionals to ensure my son has the best start to school, feeling safe and secure.

The support staff at school are fantastic. They are very responsive to my son’s needs, changing and adapting the school day and the work to help him learn best.

Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress in response to well-organised teaching and outstanding care. Parents speak very positively about the excellent care their children receive

Ofsted Inspectors noted, during our inspection in May 2014

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