North West London Independent School
Welcome to the North West London Independent School. We are an ‘Outstanding’ school, with Outstanding awarded in ALL categories (Ofsted Inspection Report, 7-9 February 2017). We provide full-time education for Key Stage 2 to 5 pupils from surrounding North-West London Local Authorities. The school’s capacity is 69.
Our school provides education for pupils presenting with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs, and for children with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). For every pupil we put in place individualised programmes which support their transition into the school environment.
The education is provided in ‘state of the art’ premises in west London. The school was formally opened by Professor Lord Winston in January 2012 , boasting a new science lab (named after Lord Winston) as well as a large number of specialist classrooms including an art, counselling and therapy room, an internal learning support unit called ‘Nurture’, a food technology kitchen and a large gym/assembly hall.
Our pupils are provided with opportunities and support to develop self-esteem, interpersonal and social skills as well as to make positive choices in respect of their behaviour both in and out of school. We believe they will become successful members of society through the knowledge, values and thinking skills learnt in the classroom and school environment.
D.E.A.R: Drop Everything and Read
Determined to focus our attention, energy and resources to raise literacy and numeracy skills across all groups of learners, North-West London Independent School is rolling out a number of initiatives. One of these is our version of ‘Drop Everything And Read’ (D.E.A.R.) Essentially, D.E.A.R. provides a daily uninterrupted reading time for the whole school community. Teachers, TAs, office staff and other support staff should drop everything to share a book with a student. At North-West London Independent School we have adopted this approach across the whole school, once a day, every day. To this initiative, all staff (and some board members) have submitted photographs into the ‘Secret Reader’ display in the newly stocked library. Pupils will attempt to identify the reader and may just be keen to find out more about some of the chosen books. Staff will soon enjoy sharing the pupils’ choice of books as well.