TCES North West London

Co-educational Day

85 Old Oak Common Lane, Acton, London, W3 7DD

020 8749 5403

Head Teacher

Ishamar Blake

Age Range

7 – 19 years

Special Needs


TCES - The Complete Education Service - is a social enterprise providing specialist education to vulnerable pupils with complex needs from in and around London. Our therapeutic approach nurtures and supports pupils to find their talents and skills and give them the best opportunities for positive social, emotional and academic outcomes. We never exclude pupils, we never give up on them. We have schools and services in East, West and South London and a peripatetic Home Learning service supporting students who are often marginalised and fall through the education net.

TCES North West London is a day school rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for neurodiverse pupils aged 11-19 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) funded by the local authority. We provide therapeutic education for pupils presenting with social, emotional, mental health needs (SEMH), autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and other associated conditions.

For every pupil we put in place individualised programmes and a bespoke curriculum to enable them to access education and transition into the school environment.

Our highly-skilled and experienced clinical team supports our unique therapeutic approach – with therapy for every pupil from a universal programme to individual sessions. This includes Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and psychotherapies such as art and drama therapy and clinical psychology as required.

Our senior social workers support a holistic approach to ensuring parents and carers have an understanding and strategies in place to continue support for their children at home.

School approach

We support our young people to find and hone their unique talents and skills - working with them to grow and develop these talents into a passion they want to pursue.

Through our therapeutic approach, we support young people to grow and develop their self-esteem, interpersonal and social skills and help them make positive choices both in and out of school and to grow personally and academically

Our award-winning LIFE Programme (Leadership, Independence, Future options and Empowerment) provides pupils with the opportunity to be a leader – for themselves, their peers and within the community.

What others say

"Pupils excel at this school, both academically and socially. Pupils with complex learning needs join the school after multiple school placements. Most pupils have gaps in their education, and some have a history of permanent exclusions. The school's 'community values', such as hard work and high expectations, are routinely upheld." – Ofsted.

"TCES North West London is an amazing school, so welcoming and friendly. I am continually impressed by how nurturing and loving the teachers and staff are while providing excellent structure and guidance for our children's needs." – Parent.

TCES Promise

We do not exclude pupils. We never give up!

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