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John Chilton Special School

The John Chilton Special School is a mixed Community Special School funded by Ealing Local Authority for pupils with learning difficulties and perhaps additional physical, medical or social and emotional needs, between the ages of 4 -17 years. 

It is uniquely located within the all age Alec Reed Academy (ARA) building. There is opportunity for integration and inclusion both ways. 

We strive for the development of confident, motivated and independent learners in a sociable, safe and accessible environment; supported by communication and engagement between home, school and partnerships. 

We are skilled in: 

  • Teaching pupils with physical and/or medical needs through an integrated curriculum. 
  • Teaching pupils with severe learning difficulties through a bespoke holistic curriculum.
  • Augmentative and alternative communication systems including assistive technology(ICT)
  • Enabling independence through individual ICT provision.
  • Supporting and promoting positive behaviour and emotional wellbeing
  • VI strategies and support. 

As well as a full curriculum at the right level for your child, there is a range of health care and therapy provision together with opportunities for social inclusion. 

The school building is fully accessible. Facilities at John Chilton include:

  • hydrotherapy pool
  • therapy suite
  • food technology rooms
  • medical room
  • dedicated playgrounds for pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 and KS2-5 with a variety of outdoor toys. A large part of this playground has a safety surface.

Entry to the school is for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans who meet the criteria. Admission is coordinated by the SEN Assessment Team at Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, London, W5 2PJ.

You can download more information about our entry and exit criteria and what our school can offer from the link to the right of this page. You are welcome to contact the school directly for a comprehensive overview of what support and facilities are available. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
John Chilton Special School
020 8289 4790

Where to go

John Chilton Special School
Bengarth Road

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Experience with
Complex Needs
Physical Disabilities
Learning Difficulties

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


SEND: All schools have an obligation to make provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities or complex health needs. Please contact the school directly for a comprehensive overview of what support and facilities are available or visit the SEND pages of their website. 

View Entry and Exit Criteria (internal link)

See SEND policy and information report on the policy page in the link below.

SEND Website Link

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