In the Press

SEND Radar - February 2021

Our Remote Offer by Claire Barnes, Deputy Head at Willow Dene School.


Royal Borough of Greenwich - Paying tribute to the Staff who have kept our Schools open throughout the pandemic - June 2020

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and Cllr Matthew Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, visited Willow Dene, Royal Greenwich’s special school - Comment from Executive Head Teacher, Rachel Harrison of Willow Dene School.


Nasen's Practical Guide to Vision

July 2018 – Nasen and SeeAbility –


Page 6 – Statement from Claire Barnes, Deputy Head at Willow Dene School.


SeeAbility Annual Report 2018

May 2018 – SeeAbility -


Willow Dene involved in SeeAbility’s sight testing project ‘Children in Focus’.  


School Documentary

June 2017 –Willow Dene School -


A documentary giving an insight to the amazing practice that happens at Willow Dene.



ASA Swimming Case Study

September 2016 - Amateur Swimming Association -


video case study on using a swimming programme to create a personalised approach to teaching..


Clicker Success Stories

September 2016 - Crick Software -


video demonstrating our use of Clicker 7 at Willow Dene.


We won an Oscar!

June 2016 - The Orchard Project -

Report on the Orchard Project being awarded the Tree Council Trees and Learning Award with Willow Dene School at the London Tree and Woodland Awards, or the Tree Oscars as they are widely known across London.


SeeAbility Full Annual Report 2016

March 2016 - Our Research - Full Annual Report -

Page 38 - Statement from Rachel Harrison, Co-headteacher at Willow Dene School.



Learning Lessons in Architecture

December 2015 - Public Sector Build Journal -

Neill Werner, Head of Architecture at construction and property consultancy Pellings LLP explains why delivering good educational space is a collaborative effort


Two new schools projects from Gilles & Cecilie

17th November 2015 - CreativeReview -

Creative partnership Gilles & Cecilie has unveiled two new projects completed for a primary and a secondary school in Greenwich in London. Students were involved in both projects which resulted in a range of geometric patterns, vibrant lettering and supergraphic type


Special school set for a bigger future

16th November 2015 - Lewisham Mercury -

A SUCCESSFUL special school is expanding into a former secondary building giving it a new lease of life.

An annexe for older children is being developed for Willow Dene School at the former home of St Paul’s Academy in Oakmere Road off Wickham Lane, Abbey Wood.


Willow Dene School gets a makeover

12th November 2015 - Building 4 Education -

Pellings LLP, the multi-disciplinary architectural, property and construction practice has redesigned Willow Dene School, located in Greenwich, London. A pioneering example of a modern Special Educational Needs (SEN) primary school, Willow Dene is an innovative use of architecture tailored to pupils’ needs following in-depth consultation with school staff.