Whilst there is no better way to find out about life at The Holmewood School than by visiting us, we are following current government advice in order to keep our community safe and as such we are unable to offer visits or tours of the School at the present time. Please email Mr Jay Gorasia, Head of Admissions & Marketing in order to keep up to date with regards to future tours and visits. In the meantime, we are still operating with a virtual Admissions Service.
The Holmewood School London welcomes students with a range of learning differences associated with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. We are registered for up to 70 students with our Outstanding Sixth Form provision occupying its own premises in Finchley Central . The vast majority of our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which allows families to seek financial funding from their Local Authority. However, a statutory statement is not a requirement for admissions. Applications can be supported by independent assessment reports relevant to the individual. Our school does not discriminate between different social, cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds, but actively embraces and celebrates these differences.
The Holmewood School London caters for children who are of average or above average cognitive ability and those that may have mild cognitive impairments (just below that of typically developing peers), aged between 7 and 19 with a diagnosis or overlapping diagnosis of language and communication difficulties and other difficulties associated with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Our focus is to provide experiences that parallel the mainstream provision with the additional focus on therapeutic programmes and a heavy emphasis on wellbeing, social skills and life skills.
We invite all enquiries and work together with all families to ensure that we are the right choice for your child.
Raise your admissions enquiry by using the Enquiry Form or contacting directly the Admissions & Marketing Manager, Mr Jay Gorasia (see contact details below)
Email copies of reports i.e. EHCP, school report, etc. to Mr Gorasia
If, after reviewing the reports, the admissions panel believe that The Holmewood School may be able to cater for your child's needs then you will be invited for a tour of the school
Attend an informal assessment (child) and interviews (parent/carer unless KS4+) with the Senior Leadership Team to ascertain additional information
Attend taster days to ascertain suitability of placement with current cohort
A school placement is either offered or declined
Given that applications come from local authorities and direct from parents our procedures for admissions can take different routes. We treat every admissions procedure as individual due to the different factors and outside agencies that may be involved.
If you have any questions or would like to make an admissions application, please contact:
Mr Jay Gorasia
Admissions & Marketing Manager
Tel: 020 8920 0669