Gloucester House day unit

Leading special school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and their families/carers.

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Gloucester House is a leading special school with a uniquely integrated specialist clinical team. We offer quality education and therapeutic services for up to 21 children (aged 5 to 14 years) with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and their families/carers.

Our team includes:

  • a head teacher
  • teachers
  • progress support workers
  • clinical nurse specialists
  • child psychotherapists
  • a psychiatrist
  • a family therapist
  • therapeutic support workers
  • an art therapist
  • an occupational therapist
  • a speech and language therapist

We also have a consultant social worker who oversees our safeguarding work and access to educational psychology and other therapies as part of the Trust's children, young adults and families directorate.


A placement at Gloucester House involves full-time specialist schooling, including the national curriculum, tailored for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. It also includes work with parents/carers and families, a range of individual and group therapies and, where appropriate, medication.

Throughout a child/young person’s time here we conduct regular reviews with the family and the professional network and provide progress reports. 

Children leave Gloucester House when they are ready to take the next step, and when it is clear where they will be moving on to. Length of stay varies according to the children’s needs. Children can attend here on a short-term basis or for the long term.


For more than ten years, about half of our children have integrated back into London based 'local' mainstream provision. The vast majority remain stable a year on, with many maintaining and succeeding in placements long term. 

More information

Please visit the Gloucester House website for more information. 

Children aged 5 to 14 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

We accept referrals from health, social care and education professionals. 

Referrals are usually accompanied by a statement of special educational needs or education health and care plan.

Find out more about referrals on the Gloucester House website.

020 7794 3353

33 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BU