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Professional Contacts

We are aware that parents sometimes ask for help with finding suitable professionals to help them.

We have placed on this page contact details of a number of professionals who are known to us because they have helped other parents, either with pursuing Local Authority funding, or assessing children to facilitate their admission to this or other suitable schools.

We are not in a position to endorse any of those listed but we understand parents utilising them have been satisfied with the service they have received. Should we receive verifiable information to the contrary we will consider removing them from our list. If any of our past or present parents have found other relevant professionals helpful and wish to pass on their names we shall be pleased to consider their inclusion.

Educational Psychologists

Dr Michael Thomson, East Court Assessment Centre, The Orchard, Lyndhurst Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8EA Tel: 01843 869357 Email: Website:

 Ruth Birnbaum  AChiPPP*, 44 Mallard Way, London, NW9 8JH Tel: 020 8205 6720 Email: Website:

John McKeown McKeown Psychology Associates Ltd 17 Prince Albert Street Brighton East Sussex BN1 1HF Tel: 01273 821402 Email: Website:

*Member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice


While many firms are quite capable of advising on securing funding, a small number of law firms specialise in the sector and have developed considerable expertise and achieve a very high success rate. It is strongly recommended that parents study their websites carefully. 

Melinda Nettleton, SEN Legal Ltd, 9 Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1HE Tel 01284 702008 Email: Website:

Imelda Brennan, Langley Wellington Solicitors, Royal House, 60 Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1EPTel: 01452 555166 Email:

Click here for a link to a case study involving one of our pupils:

Mike Charles SinclairsLaw London Office: 33 Candler Mews Amyandpark Road Twickenham, MiddlesexTW1 3JF Tel: 0208 891 4488 Email: Website:

Occupational Therapists

Jill Christmas, Christmas Children's Clinic,, April Cottage,, 20, Manor Road,, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8UE Phone:  01892 510257 Email: Website:


The Lighthouse Clinic, Sussex Children's Centre, Wayfarers Cottage, Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey, East Sussex BN8 4EX Phone:  01825 723098 Email:

Speech & Language Therapists

Janet Farrugia, Speech and Language Therapy Practice Ltd Edenside Clinic, 33 Edenside Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3JB Phone:  01372 450472 Email: Website:

Sue Carne, 9 Southlands Avenue, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN39 5HQ Phone: 01424 210749





  • British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
  • Crested
  • The Good Schools Guide
  • Boarding Schools Association
  • Elklan's 'Communication Friendly Schools
  • Independent Schools Association