PLASN (Pan London Autism Schools Network) is a network of schools from across London that all specialise in autism.

Queensmill School is a member of this group which offers the opportunity for us to share knowledge and experiences in order to help ensure the best outcomes for our students.

‘PLASN- Research’ provides links between the schools network and Autism researchers in universities including the Centre for Research in Autism and Education at the Institute of Education.

This enables us to identify priorities for research and work together with research experts to implement studies in our schools. By working in this way, we continue to provide best evidence-based practice in our school.

PLASN members have recently supported the following studies:

  • Research looking at the transition of a group of young adults up to the age of 25 who had all attended PLASN schools (see research summaries tab for more details/hyperlink).
  • Research looking at the emotional and behavioural problems in young people with Autism who attend PLASN schools (see research summaries tab for more details/hyperlink).

Please find a link below to a recent PLASN-R newsletter.

PLASN-R Newsletter Spring/Summer 2017


Current PLASN Members - Schools:

Hatton Special SchoolQueensmill SchoolPhoenix Primary and Secondary School Russet House SchoolDurrants SchoolSpa SchoolEagle House SchoolTreeHouse SchoolSpringhallow SchoolPrior’s CourtSybil Elgar SchoolManor School

Current PLASN Members - Researchers:

Professor Liz PellicanoProfessor Richard HastingsProfessor Patricia HowlinDr Vicky SlonimsDr Kerstin Wittemeyer