Welcome to the Joseph Clarke section of the 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 vision impairment in the South East of England. We are a day maintained special school and service for pupils with vision impairment and additional or complex needs. We also offer a small number of places for pupils with communication difficulties, including autism, who are not vision impaired. We have places for 100 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. Whitefield Academy Trust also runs the Joseph Clarke Educational Service, works in Waltham Forest, Enfield, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge. Staff there support over 450 pupils with vision 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.
I hope you can gain a sense of our work and achievements looking through these Web pages. Visitors to the school are always welcome.
— Isobel Cox, Headteacher