We are a leading independent special school with a fully integrated specialist clinical team located 5 minutes’ walk from the Child, Young Adults and Families mental health service of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. For over 50 years Gloucester House has pioneered therapeutic educational work with children. We are a small school working with up to 21 children aged between 5-14 across Key Stages 1,2 & 3.

Gloucester House provides a model of good practice that fits the Education, Health and Care Plan model. Therapists, specialist nurses and education staff work closely together to support the learning and development of children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, their families/carers and the professional network around them. 

Gloucester House is warm, welcoming, friendly and purposeful. We believe that all children can progress and achieve. We take great pride in our outcomes for children and families . Developing children’s independence, resilience, progress in learning and understanding of themselves is at the core of our vision.

We believe that the children and families we work with benefit from our integrated approach which includes individual and group work.

Our aim is to understand and learn from children and their families. We provide opportunities for self-reflection, nurturing children’s self-esteem and building positive social relationships with adults and peers.

Enjoyment, excellence and achievement are at the heart of our curriculum through which we aim to develop a love of learning alongside core competencies in basic skills. We provide enriching curriculum experiences through which children of all abilities can learn.

Our hope is that children and families who come here enjoy their time as well as learn from it leaving us with positive memories.