Bowden House School is maintained by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and provides specialist, residential education and care for boys between the ages of 9-16 with the addition of a Post 16 Unit for Years 12 & 13 where students can attend local colleges and extend their academic profile and/or follow a vocational curriculum to access further training or employment. The school also admits boys on a daily basis if they live within an easy travelling distance. Bowden House is situated between Brighton and Eastbourne and moved to its current site in May 2012 enjoying ‘State of the Art’ teaching resources and separate accommodation facilities.

All classrooms have been designed to ensure that all students have access to high quality, contemporary resources and equipment.

On-site activities provide varied leisure interests for our students to relax and have fun. Activities in the local community provide opportunities for them to participate in new leisure pursuits; follow their personal interests and enrich their social lives.

During the year, the school presents a range of events to ‘showcase’ the students’ abilities. Parents/carers and other visitors are warmly welcomed.

Students also receive on-site support through our highly qualified and talented Emotional Wellbeing & Intervention Team:

Esme Anderton – Student & Family Co-ordinator – RGN, RSCN
Karen Ripley – Learning Support Consultant – BEd.
Jane Richards – Speech & Language Therapist – BSc (Hons); MSc Reg. HCPC, MASLTIP
Dr. Aidan Kelly – CAMHS Clinical Psychologist – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; Member of the BPS & HCPC
Cathy Dyer – Educational Psychologist – BSc; PGCE; MSc; (Associate Member) Member of the HCPC
Alexis McGlone – Therapeutic Counsellor – MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy in Children; Member UKCP

This integrated team aims to provide a joint approach with intensive, targeted support for students in school and during care time to improve their social, emotional and mental health well-being. The team aims to develop our students’ ability to engage in the learning process and become confident learners; adopt coping mechanisms to manage their behaviour more effectively and improve appropriate social skills.