Mapledown School

Type Special School
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Claremont Road
Phone 02084554111
Reference Number 101397



Mapledown School is an educational institution specializing in meeting the unique needs of students with complex and profound learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, and physical disabilities. Located in Northwest London at the address NW2 1TR, Mapledown School provides a nurturing environment based on a therapeutic and individualized curriculum.

Some key facts about Mapledown School are:

  • Its foundation dates back to 1971, making it a pioneer in educational provision for children with complex needs.
  • Executed by the Haringey Council and Council for Barnet, Mapledown School is a local authority maintained school.
  • With a capacity of over 100 students aged 2-19 years, Mapledown assists children from nursery to Year 11.
  • The school features a multidisciplinary team of clinical, therapeutic, and educational professionals.
  • Mapledown School has been championing technology-assisted learning, using state-of-the-art equipment and digital solutions aimed at extending individual pupils' capability to learn.
  • Diverse, adaptable, and inclusive teaching methods promote pupils' holistic development, including sensory stimulation, social skills, communication, and emotional regulation for better life outcomes.

Mapledown School maintains a high level of involvement within its community, striving to promote better understanding and support for children with special needs and their families. The school is recognized as a center of excellence in the field of complex support needs and is committed to providing high-quality education, ensuring every child reaches their full potential.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 114
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 71.05%
Girls: 28.95%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 16
8 20
9 15
10 15
11 16
12 12
13 14

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2018-07-26
Date Description Report
2018-07-10 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-11-20 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-12-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-10-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
1999-11-15 Full inspection Full inspection


Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)