Tram House School

Name Tram House School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 10 July 2018
Address 520 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London, SW17 0NY
Phone Number 02030319707
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 14-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Wandsworth
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Tram House School is an independent special school in the London Borough of Wandsworth. All pupils have a diagnosis of autism, and have a wide range of associated difficulties. All pupils have, or are being assessed for, education, health and care plans. Pupils are placed in the school by a wide range of local authorities. The school opened in September 2017 and relocated to its new premises in January 2018. The school is part of the charity, BeyondAutism, which is overseen by a board of trustees. The organisation is led by a chief executive officer. The governance of the school is delegated to a governing body, which also governs Park House School. In September 2017, Rainbow School, which was judged by Ofsted in 2016 to be a good school, was split into two new schools: Park House School and Tram House School. This is the school.s first full inspection. The school makes regular use of three alternative providers: Platform 1 Café, 9–10 Bramlands Close, London SW11 2NT; Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN and Carshalton College, Nightingale Road, Carshalton SM5 2EJ.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leadership and governance are exceptional. Trustees, governors and leaders share a deep-seated ambition and work together to provide an outstanding quality of provision. All the independent school standards are met. Leaders and governors meticulously check compliance with all statutory requirements. Staff have very high expectations of pupils. Teachers and instructors skilfully balance care, structure and very well-planned learning activities, which effectively motivate and inspire pupils to learn. The school.s systems to keep pupils safe are effective. Leaders. work to promote pupils. spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. A range of enriching activities, community events and work experience placements prepares pupils well for their futures. The overwhelming majority of parents and staff speak exceptionally positively about the school. Pupils evidently love learning at Tram House School and make outstanding progress. The curriculum is creative, innovative and is still expanding, with more exciting developments due to be implemented from September 2018. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 („the independent school standards.) and associated requirements.