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CEO nominated for National Diversity Award

TCES Group’s School Proprietor and CEO Thomas Keaney has been nominated for the ‘Lifetime Achiever’ National Diversity Award.

This year, Thomas and all staff across TCES Group are celebrating the organisation’s birthday, having been established 20 years ago in 1999.

Thomas has been transforming the lives of young people throughout his career for longer than this, however, having had 13 years’ experience in social work before creating TCES Group.

Thomas (middle-right) with pupils and staff during a visit from His Excellency Justice Anthony Carmona, 5th President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (middle-left)

Read the full story in our News & Events section – or visit the nomination page to read more about Thomas and his background, and vote.


Winter Bulletin now available

Our latest bulletin is now available online

Willard Wigan MBE inspires pupils

Pupils and staff at our North West London School welcomed micro-sculptor Willard Wigan MBE, creator of the world’s smallest handmade sculptures, in September 2018.  View the video here.

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE becomes TCES Group patron

We’re delighted to announce that Dame Esther Rantzen DBE has agreed to become our patron after officially opening our newly refurbished East London Independent School on 29 June 2018. 

See the highlights of the event in this short video.

About TCES Group 


TCES Group educates young people between the ages of 7-19 years with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs  or an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Our independent day-schools can be found in North West London (East Acton), East London (Newham) and Essex (Witham and Clacton). Since 2000, we have delivered an industry-leading package of education, health and care, in high-quality, small-group education settings where a high ratio of adults to pupils enables young people to engage with learning.

Our specialist service, Create (a parallel service to each of our day-schools) educates young people with multiple overlapping and complex needs who need more intensive adult support (mostly 1:1) in a range of non-school settings which include our Therapeutic Hubs (Custom House, Barking and Essex).

Our highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary teams help transform pupils’ perception of their own strengths and abilities. Our safe, nurturing and inspiring environments help pupils settle to learning and thrive.

We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for each pupil by providing access to outstanding education. 90% of our pupils are in education, employment and training six months after leaving us in Y11, a considerable achievement when their starting point is considered.

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