Paul Conrathe, Proprietor & Director
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Paul Conrathe is the proprietor and a director of Eagle House Group.
Paul began his work with children with special educational needs as a lawyer in 1993. A key focus of his work was helping children receive the special educational help they needed so they could fully benefit from their time at school.
Paul worked with children with a range of special needs, from dyslexia, ADHD, autism, learning difficulties and physical disabilities. He was recognised as one of the leading lawyers in this work in the UK.
Increasingly Paul recognised that there was insufficient and inadequate provision for children with autism in the UK. As a result, he and his father set up their first school for children with autism in London: Eagle House School (Mitcham), in 2004. Over the next 5 years the provision developed to include primary and secondary schools, early years centres, a multidisciplinary assessment centre, residential school and a post-19 College.
In 2010 the Eagle House Group was restructured to enable his father to retire and Paul and his wife, Jillian, to become the sole owners of the Group, which is currently based in South London.
Paul and Jillian live locally with their four sons.