Kingsdown School, Academy Trust Special School, in Southend

Kingsdown is a Special School for children aged 3 to 14 who have severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. The majority of pupils have communication difficulties.

On the 1st September 2017, Kingsdown School along with the three other special schools in Southend-on-Sea (The St. Christopher School, Lancaster School and St. Nicholas School) formed a Multi Academy Trust, the SEN Trust Southend.

Our Mission Statement is ‘Be happy, communicate, learn and achieve’. At Kingsdown, we believe that all pupils are entitled to the best educational experiences possible. We are committed to providing our pupils with high quality learning opportunities which help develop a sense of self with high aspiration and expectation. By working collaboratively with families and a range of professionals, we provide a nurturing environment for our pupils to enable them to feel safe and thereby allowing them the dignity of challenge.

Currently, there are 119 pupils on roll and every pupil has an Education Health Care Plan. On some occasions, a child may be offered an assessment placement.

We hope you find our website useful and it gives you a flavour of what we do. If you would like to find out more about us, make an appointment to visit and a member of the Senior Leadership Team will be happy to show you around.




"Kingsdown School is a good school with outstanding areas; it is a school where the staff have excellent relationships with pupils".
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