A Warm Welcome to Watergate Primary School

Watergate is Lewisham’s primary special school for children, between the ages of three and eleven years, who have severe learning difficulties.

Our pupils have a variety of individual needs.  A significant number of our pupils have a diagnosis of autism.  There is a small number of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties.  Some pupils have additional physical and sensory disabilities.

Watergate offers a personalised curriculum tailored to individual needs, modified as appropriate, from the National Curriculum.   Our learning environment is designed to meet the very specific and individual requirements of our pupils.

Our large hard working staff are passionate about the education of our pupils and have specialist qualifications, training, expertise, knowledge and skills in the field of Special Educational Needs.

We work closely in partnership with our families and multidisciplinary team colleagues to fully support our pupils to achieve their full potential.

Visitors are very welcome; please contact me at the school

Áine Ní Ruairc

Friends of Watergate

We are the Charity that supports the school. Please join us. Ask at the school office for details.

Our pupils progress

We set Individual Education Plans (IEP) based on each pupil’s Statement of Special Need. We set individual curriculum…

School Announcements

community lunch

the school community lunch will take place on Friday 14th June 2019 between 11:45 and 2pm.

School Results

Watergate results are measured against Progression Guidance. This is a document that provides information for all pupils nationally…

Friends of Watergate Quiz Night

has been moved to the autumn term 2019 Watch this space for the new date! ...

Community Activities

the next community activity is the school community lunch This will take place o...

Parents’ Eve

Our next parents’ evening will be on Thursday 4th July 2019 between 3:30an...

Community Events

The next community event is the school community lunch. This will take place on ...

Our Children At Work

Our Curriculum

Watergate provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils. This includes the National Curriculum and is extended to provide the most appropriate learning opportunities and outcomes for each individual child.

If you want to find out more about the curriculum at Watergate, please contact Natalie Carroll, Curriculum Lead, at the school.



Communication and English Curriculum at Watergate Pupils will be provided with a wide variety of highly differentiated, motivating activities and experiences designed to support pupils to achieve their individual….



Mathematics is essential to every day life, opening up pathways in to other disciplines including science, technology and engineering. It is necessary for functional numeracy skills and future employment All mathematical…



develop appropriate scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through investigation and exploration of a wide range of scientific activities, using their interests, familiar environments and appropriate aspects of the wider world…

Art and Design


The different aspects of art and design are covered with stimuli, techniques and presentations developed to provide all pupils with a wide range of artistic and creative opportunities. There is a focus on different styles of art and different artists….

School Dates

Autumn Term 2018
First Day of Term:
Tue 4 Sept 2018 – Friday 19 Oct 2018
Half Term:
Wed 31st Oct 2018 – Thur 20 Dec 2018
Christmas Holiday Fri 21st Dec 18 – Fri 4th Jan 19

Spring Term 19
Mon 7 Jan 19 – Fri 15 Feb 2019
Half term: Mon 18 Feb 19–Fri 22 Feb 19
Mon 25 Feb 19 – Thurs 4 April 2019
Easter Holiday: Mon 8th April 19 – Mon 22nd April 19

Summer Term 2019
Monday Tue 23 April 19 – Fri 24 May 19 (May Day will be taken on Monday 6 May)
Half term: Mon 27 May – Fri 19 31st May 19
Mon 3 June 19 – Tue 23 July 19 (34 days)