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Spa School

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DfE URN  100873
Phone  +44 20 7237 3714
Staff  70
Ages  11–19
Number of students  100
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Type  Community Special School
Location  Monnow Road London SE1 5RN England
Address  Monnow Rd, London SE1 5RN, UK
Local authority  London Borough of Southwark
Similar  Phoenix Primary School, Phoenix Primary & Secondar, The Highshore School, St Saviour's & St Olave's, Cherry Garden School

Spa school

Spa School is a mixed secondary school in Bermondsey in the London Borough of Southwark. It is one of Britain's largest state schools for children with autism, and has a high staff to student ratio.


The school occupies an old-fashioned red-brick building behind which is a landscaped garden through which flows an artificial stream.

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There are 100 pupils between 11 and 19, both boys and girls, with a range of autism spectrum disorders between severe and high-functioning.


The head teacher is Simon Eccles. There are over 70 members of staff.

Media attention

The school was featured within a BBC article "School grounds 'improve behaviour'" and students and staff alike were interviewed on the school's scheme of natural improvement within the school grounds.

A Channel 4 documentary Make Me Normal, broadcast on 2 June 2005, was filmed at Spa School. The one-hour documentary followed four students at the school as they revealed what it is like to grow up with a disability that affects around 535,000 people in the UK.


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