The Holmewood School London, is a multi-site school for autistic young people of all genders from 7-19 years of age based in North London. Whilst autism will be the main need of our students, they may also have additional diagnoses which impact their learning, communication, social ability and sometimes their mental health. Our students are cognitively able, often with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome (where these were previously given).
Our philosophy is founded on a desire to make a difference and to challenge the way all members of our community think about autism. At The Holmewood School, we ensure our young people get every opportunity to achieve their full potential in life, irrespective of any difficulties. This commitment is an intrinsic part of our philosophy. It is at the heart of everything we work towards.
Our aim is to enable every young person to flourish by encouraging and building upon their unique strengths and interests. Students are supported to develop and deploy strategies that overcome and cope with their difficulties. We recognise that every student is different, and the individual hopes, dreams and ambitions of each young person are our starting point. In addition to academic achievement, the focus at The Holmewood School is on developing the social, emotional and personal skills of each student. This is supported by ensuring that we strengthen their independent living skills and teach them to advocate for themselves, which in turn lead to greater confidence and self-esteem.
Whether in our Lower School or Upper School, every student has access to a team of skilled teachers, therapists, and professionals who work together to ensure each has a learning programme tailored to their specific needs. Families are offered the support and advice they need to feel confident and informed about their child’s development and future prospects.
I am truly excited to be the Head Teacher at The Holmewood School and feel immensely proud of the committed team of students and staff here at the school.
I look forward to meeting each one of you and welcome all enquiries.
With warm wishes
Executive Head Teacher