Ms Nell Nicholson


Dr Kajetan Kasinski


020 7794 3353

Working together for learning and development


 A welcome from Headteacher Nell Nicholson

A welcome from Headteacher Nell Nicholson

Gloucester House 50th Anniversary Conference – Get your tickets now, last few remaining!

Friday 16 November

Are you a professional interested in different approaches to supporting children and young people in their emotional and academic development and working together effectively to do so?

Are you interested in developing integrated models of Specialist Education and CAMHS with an emphasis on integrated multi-disciplinary approaches, working with complex and highly challenging behaviour and disturbance, developing reflective practice and working in partnership with families and children?

If so come along to our special conference event celebrating 50 years of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gloucester House on Friday 16th November 2018.

Gloucester House is an integrated school and mental health service for children and their families. Our 50th Anniversary Conference is an opportunity to celebrate and understand its journey, evolution and the current practice of the pioneering and specialist integrated work and consider the application of its approaches in other contexts. There will be a number of workshops run by our large multi-disciplinary team and we aim to ensure this day will be valuable, enjoyable and professionally stimulating for us all.

FULL INFORMATION & CONFERENCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ON EVENTBRITE! : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gloucester-house-50th-anniversary-conference-tickets-49952114118

We would be very grateful for any donations that can be made to help us ensure this milestone is one to remember!

Please visit our Just Giving page! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gloucesterhouse50thanniversarycelebration

Any contribution big or small are very warmly welcome and from all of the staff and the children at Gloucester House; THANK YOU!!

Values and ethos

We are a leading independent special school with a fully integrated specialist clinical team located in a large Victorian house in Hampstead. Although we are in a separate building, we are part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. For over 40 years Gloucester House has pioneered therapeutic educational work with children. We are a very small school working with up to 21 children aged between 5-14 (Ks 1,2 & 3). 

Gloucester House provides a model of good practice that fits the new Education, Health and Care Plans. Therapists, specialist nurses and education staff work closely together to support the learning and development of children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, their families/carers and the professional network around them. 

Gloucester House is warm and welcoming, friendly and purposeful. We believe that all children can progress and achieve. We take great pride in our outcomes for children and families. Developing children’s independence, resilience, progress in learning and understanding of themselves is at the core of our vision.

We believe that the children and families we work with benefit from therapeutic education provided by clinicians and education staff working closely. We work with the children in a variety of ways, including individual work and group work.

At all times we try to understand and learn from children and their families. We provide opportunities for self-reflection as well as nurturing children’s self-esteem and positive social relationships.

Enjoyment, excellence and achievement are at the heart of our curriculum through which we aim to develop a love of learning alongside core competencies in basic skills. We provide a curriculum through which children of all abilities can learn through a rich variety of experiences.

Click here to read our latest Ofsted report.

We aim to provide outstanding education and care that will prepare them for the next steps in their future. We also hope that children and families who come here will enjoy their time as well as learn from it and leave us with positive memories.