Grateley House School

Head Teacher

Gary Simm

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Raising standards is at the heart of my educational philosophy and I have developed my leadership skills in a wide range of mainstream and special schools. I have been in school senior leadership for nearly twenty years including over five years as Principal in two different special schools for academically able autistic learners. My roles have ensured that I have gained considerable experience of improving outcomes for students. Most recently I have led a new independent day school through its planning and opening phase and prior to this I took over as Principal of a Special Free School for Autistic learners aged 4-16 years, rapidly transforming the school by embedding an ethos of high expectations that places the needs and achievements of learners at the heart of school life."


Deputy Head (Education)

James Lynch

Telephone: 01264 889751

"James Lynch is a self-motivated and dynamic Special Educational Needs Senior Leader with over 17 years experience in SEN. After an initial career in the Parachute Regiment, he qualified with a BA Honours degree and PGCE in Secondary PE. From working in both mainstream secondary and SEN settings he has never drifted away from his relentness pursuit to fulfill a lifelong goal of developing life changing education for students with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; building positive relationships with a structured learning environment for the most vulnerable of students.


He has delivered a learning community that encouraged success, equipped students with the right tools to be positive individuals in society today and created a future of hope, while offering cutting edge educational programmes with the vision and leadership required to guarantee the highest quality of education."


Head of Care

Eva Pereira

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Eva Pereira is the Head of Care at Stratford Lodge, the Sixth Form satellite base of Grateley House School. She has over 23 years' experience of working with vulnerable children and young adults. Eva is passionate about enabling and supporting students to be as independent as possible within their lives, ensuring they are given opportunities and experiences that make them step outside their comfort zones and challenges them to holistically further their personal development."


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0800 138 1184


Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Grateley House School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.


The agenda comprises of:


✓ Voice of the Child - student feedback


✓ Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements, challenges and progress against the school improvement report


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy


✓ Commercial Performance


✓ Staffing and Personnel


✓ Estates Report


✓ IT report


The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.