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peterTuesday 1st April sees the beginning of the Whitefield Academy Trust. Joseph Clarke School looks forward to a successful partnership with Whitefields Schools and Centre.

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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to our website. We hope you will find everything you need to know about us and find some useful links to other websites and organisations too.

Joseph Clarke School and Service is situated in Waltham Forest and is a centre of excellence for visual impairment in the South East of England. We are a day maintained special school and service for pupils with visual impairment and additional or complex needs. We also offer a small number of places for pupils with communication difficulties, including autism, who are not visually impaired. We have places for 110 pupils. All students have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or are admitted on an assessment basis. We currently have pupils travelling in from 12 different London Boroughs, Essex and Herts. Our Educational Service works in Waltham Forest, Enfield, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge. Staff support over 450 pupils with visual difficulties in a range of pre-school, school and FE placements.

All of our staff are creative and hard – working. We have developed strong partnerships with families and carers and will always place the needs of our children and young people at the heart of all we do.

We have a strong sense of community and believe that by caring for and supporting each other we become stronger. This is underpinned in our school motto

  • Coming together is a beginning,
  • Keeping together is progress,
  • Working together is success.

I hope you can gain a sense of our work and achievements looking through these WebPages. Visitors to the school are always welcome.

Enjoy the site and let us know if you spot any gaps or mistakes. Any comments or suggestions that you wish to make regarding the website, please contact either Zara Luckie or Sarah Bent on 0208 523 6919. Thankyou.

Peter Falconbridge

Head teacher