A Communication and Interaction Special School for Children with Autism, Speech, Language & Communication Needs
A very warm welcome to you
This website aims to give you a taste of the school and to keep you all regularly updated on information regarding Laleham Gap School. This is for parents, pupils and professionals alike. Thank you for visiting this website. If you have suggestions for improving the content on this website, please feel free to contact us.
Our priority is child health and well-being. We promote a strong Safeguarding culture in our school to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all.
We are very lucky to be in a brand new purpose built school, situated in Ramsgate. Our site is gradually developing since we moved in January 2016. We are working with our children, staff and families to provide a more stimulating outside space for children to enjoy.
Laleham Gap School has a strong tradition of providing high quality education for pupils aged between 4 and 16 years and offers both day and weekly residential places providing education for over 190 children and young people. All our children have a statement of education needs or Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).
We promote high quality achievement and attainment by providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for each child, with an emphasis on child development, growth and academic skills.
Usually there are 8-10 children in a class, led by an experienced and specialist teacher working with a team of skilled teaching assistants. Our teams are supported by in-house therapy staff.
Across the school, pupils make at least good, and often outstanding, progress. Most Year 6 pupils will be able to take some national tests (SATs), at the end of Key Stage 2, with good results. Our secondary pupils go on to achieve excellent outcomes including a range of GCSE’s, BTec, vocational and functional skills qualifications. Pupils follow the National Curriculum, which is adapted to meet their additional and individual needs, offering them the best chance of success.
Laleham Gap is a thriving, challenging and happy environment and it’s one that works because all children, teachers, support colleagues, governors, parents and carers play a major part in raising standards, aiming high and aspiring to achieve the best they can for our children.
Improvements to our pastoral care continually enhance each child’s personal and social development. We aim for all of our children to feel secure and well equipped. When the time comes for children to leave Laleham Gap, we wish them all to be fully prepared to deal with life, and not just work, apprenticeships or further education.
If you would like to know more, or visit, please do not hesitate in contacting us.