Ethos & Vision
Hear our voices, see us shine
Our school is named after Capella, the brightest star in the Auriga constellation. This, together with the connotations of singing a cappella, i.e. unaccompanied and in harmony, is a very good metaphor for our vision for Capella House pupils with their speech, language and communication needs.
Capella House is a unique specialist school meeting the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Situated on two sites in Twickenham, West London, children and young people from the ages of 4 to 16 is at the heart of an active learning community.
All schools change and develop their working ethos. Capella House School is a now a place where individuals can flourish in a safe, calm and positive working environment. While we are all different in our own ways, we work together to support each other, taking every opportunity to learn and grow.
Pupils whose primary or main presenting needs relate to difficulties with speech, language and communication but may also have social communication needs and/or Autism. Although the attainment profile of pupils may be a couple of years below age related expectations they may also be exemplified by an uneven attainment profile across all subjects.
Every member of Capella House School has a voice and contributes to its core purpose: that of providing consistently excellent, engaging and innovative specialist teaching and learning opportunities in a nurturing, safe and therapeutically rich environment.
Expectations of Capella House pupils, parents and staff are high. A multi-professional and highly skilled team work collaboratively, developing personalised approaches to learning, ensuring that individual needs are met. To be the best, we need to recruit the best, and so our recruitment processes are rigorous and challenging.
Clarendon and Strathmore Schools formed the Auriga Academy Trust on 1st October 2016 and Capella House joined the Trust upon opening. Becoming a ‘Multi-Academy Trust’ (MAT) under the direction of a Trust Board has enabled our schools to work collaboratively to ensure maximum benefit for all students through best practice, resources and economies of scales.