Meet The Head



Canbury aims high!

We are not selective, nor are we a hot-house. We simply have extraordinary students doing extraordinary things. As a completely mainstream independent school, we have established a reputation for delivering first class education to students of all academic abilities especially students with SEND. We offer a varied and balanced curriculum which allows students to achieve their personal bests – in many cases, beyond previous expectations – in a stimulating, supportive and caring atmosphere. As addition to in class support, students use our Study Support Suite for all areas of learning via one-to-one support or in small groups with either a designated Learning Support Assistant or with specialist therapists.  Canbury School offers facilities for Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Social Communication Groups. The vast majority of our students continue their education at sixth form and a significant number go on to university.

Embracing Difference – Harnessing Talent

We have students with a range of learning needs – from slow processing, OCD, dyslexia, autism, health issues; students with high anxiety, cerebral palsy as well as school refusers who can positively benefit from our nurturing environment. They all leave us as successful and confident young men and women with good GCSEs.

Canbury School has a strong sporting tradition offering an extensive range of sporting activities for our students to engage in, regardless of their ability or disability. Canbury School also offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extracurricular clubs including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. Students in Years 10 and 11 are offered subject ‘clinics’ to consolidate their classroom learning. Homework clubs are offered to all students – some are even invited to attend!

Canbury School is a unique and happy school, with an individual approach to success. We see past the limitations placed by others on students with SEND. Please do visit us and meet our inspirational students; I am sure they would love to tell you about all that is possible here at Canbury School.

This website serves to answer your initial questions but Canbury School welcomes both you and your child at the school to tour the facilities and meet with the teachers. Please telephone the school on 020 8549 8622 to arrange a time to come and see us; I would be delighted to meet you and for you to experience the same warm welcome, sense of identity, and enjoyment of teaching and learning from all the students and staff as I did upon my very first visit.

Louise Clancy, Headmistress

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