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’ (PLASN-R) is a subgroup of this network, providing links between the schools and autism researchers within universities/institutions and is led by the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at the UCL 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 Issue 1

    PLASN-R Newsletter Issue 2

    PLASN-R Newsletter Issue 3

    PLASN-R Newsletter Issue 4


    Current PLASN Members - Schools:

    The Grove

    Kestrel House School

    College Park School

    Hatton School and Special Needs CentreQueensmill SchoolPhoenix Primary and Secondary School Russet House SchoolDurants SchoolSpa SchoolEagle House SchoolTreeHouse SchoolSpringhallow SchoolPrior’s CourtSybil Elgar SchoolManor School

    Current PLASN Members - Researchers:

    Dr Laura Crane (UCL Institute of Education)

    Dr Sebastian Gaigg (City, University of London)

    Dr Penny Williams (Evelina London Children’s Hospital)

    Professor Patricia Howlin (King's College London)Dr Vicky Slonims (Evelina London Children’s Hospital)