Tuke School

Southwark, United Kingdom

Location: Southwark, United Kingdom
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About Tuke School

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History and Ethos

Tuke school is a welcoming and inspirational place to learn and work.  We have been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at our last three inspection cycles.    Our purpose built school has been open for 6 years and continues to be an exciting place for students and staff.  Tuke school is all on one level and gives great access to the outdoor spaces. Our school has many sensory aspects to the design to enable students to engage with their learning at every opportunity.  It is an essential part of our ethos that  the curriculum and every part of the building is easily accessible to all. We aspire to be a centre of educational excellence for students with severe and complex learning needs,  an exceptional place to work and learn for students and staff, a school that encourages creativity, challenge and self motivation  and a place where learning will be enhanced and enabled through an inclusive approach.


Tuke school is on  Daniel Gardens, Peckham.  We are within walking distance from Peckham Rye station and  there are several bus routes that  serve the  area local to the school.  The school is also communtable by car and we have staff parking facilities on site.  We are on the doorstep of  Burgess park, which offers 460,000 square metres of open space, with social spaces to include: picnic areas, cycle track, tennis courts, walking paths, Chumleigh gardens and cafe.  It is within walking distance making it accessible for lunchtime walks or talking lunch.    We also have the benefit of having fantastic transport links and being very accessible to central London with its numerous attractions,  restaurants and sporting facilities.  

Our School

At the heart of our curriculum is our mission statement: “Learning Everywhere, Inspiring Everyone’.

Our school provides state of the art specialist facilities for students with Severe, Profound and Complex Learning needs.  Our facilities include a hydro therapy suite , art and design areas, food technology rooms, a space dedicated to physical exploration, music studio, a sensory trail and interactive lighting and touch screen ICT. We provide  training to enable staff to use all of the school facilities.  

At Tuke, we have developed our own curriculum framework which brings together Education Health and Care plan outcomes, curriculum schemes of work, learning intentions and a systematic way of monitoring student personal progress.   Our students are unique in the way that they learn; they may experience difficulties with generalisation, memory retention, communication, problem solving, managing change, transitions and processing skills.   It is our aim to minimise barriers by creating learning opportunities that are purposeful and meaningful to each individual.   We have small class groups between 6-8 students.  Each class will have 3 or 4 support assistants in each class who are directly managed by the class teacher.  Our therapy staff work alongside educational staff to ensure that specific learning programmes are intergrated.

Professional development

We are proud of our staff team. It is their skill, determination and motivation to provide the best education for all, that is the key to our success.  We embrace teachers with a varying degree of experience and skills.  Our induction programme is thorough and we are able to provide ongoing coaching and monitoring to further improve teaching and learning.  We have leadership development opporunities that  will be offered to teachers to enhance and sustain high quality leadership skills within our school.  Our staff work  preperation and social  are great too, with a comfortable staff room and a garden area for staff.  

To support our staff team we are can  offer  childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes, options for  part time and full time roles, development opportunities and  worklife support through an employee assistance programme.  

It is our commitment to working together that ensures we are able to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people at Tuke. 

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Address: Daniel Gardens, Peckham, London, SE15 6ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 525 8002
What people say about us

Many thanks for all the years of support and patience. Tuke will always be in our hearts.

- Parent of a school leaver

I don't think there are any schools I could go to where they do things better because we are always trying new things.

- Tuke Teacher

It is often challenging here, but it is also really good fun.

- Support assistant

I have been provided with an exceptional level of development and support from all the staff within the school.