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St John's RC Special School


We aim to offer outstanding  education for young people from 5- 19 with a range of learning difficulties including ASD and speech and language difficulties.

We have a large spacious site with arange of resources including soft play and multi sensory room. Staff to pupil ratios are high typically and class sizes are small. Where pupils' needs warrnat, there is the potential for 1:1 support. We have a large team of experienced and well qualified teachers and therapists, including speech and language therapists.

We are a day school . We are a Roman Catholic non- maintained special school but welcome young people from all faiths and from none. We have a dedicated team of learning mentors who work with young people who may have emotional  and behavioural needs. We have a dedicated family support officer. We work closely with a range of external partners including CAMHS and social care.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sue Burnside
020 8504 1818

DFE registration no. 881 7050

Where to go

St John's RC Special School
Turpins Lane
Woodford Green

Most pupils travel to St John's by authority transport, which has to be applied for.  Some travel independently to school or with their parents. There is ample parking for visitors on site. The school is well- served by public transport including the Central Line underground stations at Woodford and Chigwell and various bus routes including the 275 and W14. 

Other Information


School fees are paid by local authorities.


Referral Details

We welcome informal enquiries from parentsand carers. Once the consultation process is initiated by local authorities, we begin to assess a young person in their current placement. We also invite them into school for an assessment. If we believe we can meet a young person's needs, we will inform the local authority

Local Offer


Young people from the ages of 5-19 years with a statement of SEN or EHC plan. We are registered for young people with moderate to severe and complex learning needs including Autism and communcation difficulties. 

SEN Provision Type
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