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Abingdon House School is an independent day school for children and young people with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD/ADHD, as well as autistic spectrum condition, social communication difficulties and other associated needs.

We welcome students from 5-19 years old and deliver a bespoke education developing and expanding the unique talents of each of our pupils. By delivering a bespoke education for every pupil we help to bring about a positive change in a pupil’s self esteem.

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Rory Vokes-Dudgeon


  • 5-19 Years

  • Day school, co-educational

  • Average class size between 4–12

  • Support for Specific Learning difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia,
    Communication & Language needs

  • CReSTeD Specialist Provision status

  • Physiotherapy , S&LT, OT

  • Bespoke curriculum for individual talents and needs.

  • 'Excellent in all areas' ISI Inspection, 2022

Our teaching environment is based on understanding a child’s individual needs, nurturing a child’s academic and social development and caring for a child’s wellbeing. We understand the importance of discipline and boundaries. Pupils thrive in our calm, friendly, can-do atmosphere and as they achieve in both academic and creative areas, belief in their own abilities grows and fuels further success.

The school fosters a sense of pride and belonging that encourages the child to progress and achieve at school. The length of time spent at Abingdon House is unique to the individual but a sense of enjoyment, belonging and success is experienced by everyone.

"Parents commented on the very positive atmosphere of the school; parents too feel nurtured." CReSTeD, 2018

The school currently has two campuses;


- The Prep School is on Elvaston Place, South Kensington, and

- The Senior School & College at Broadley Terrace, just off Lisson Grove in Marylebone.

I hope you will soon visit us to see what makes us so special.

Abingdon House School, Purley 

I am delighted to welcome you to our new school in Purley which opened in September 2023.  


At Abingdon House School, Purley we are hugely ambitious in regards to our students' potential and what they can achieve; we are looking to change the perception of what neurodiverse young people are capable of. 


Our curriculum is both academic and holistic. We offer a mainstream-style education with specialist teaching and an integrated therapy approach. Our experienced and passionate school staff work towards removing the barriers to learning for our students. Within our supportive and inclusive school community students are given the unique opportunities they need in order to develop and progress both academically and personally. 


Our curriculum offer is inspiring, broad and balanced. In addition to the subjects taught typically in schools, our students have weekly timetabled lessons in Life Skills, Social Skills and British Sign Language. Students work towards GCSE and equivalent qualifications which reflect their underlying cognitive ability. 


We recognise that many of the students coming to us will have had negative school experiences prior to joining us. Our students deserve to enjoy their learning in a school that equips them with the skills and tools they will need to succeed and have a fulfilling life. 

We warmly welcome you to come and visit us.

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Jonathan Mansell

Headteacher - Abingdon House School, Purley


  • 7-19 years

         (initially accepting 10-14 years)

  • Day school, co-educational

  • Average class size is 10 students

  • Support for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, autism, social communication difficulties and other associated needs

  • Extensive range of therapies on offer

  • NEW for 2023!

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