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  • Frewen College
    Rye Road
    Northiam
    Rye
    East Sussex
    TN31 6NL
  • Head: Mr Nick Goodman
  • T 01797 252494
  • F 01797 252567
  • E office@frewencollege.co.uk
  • W www.frewencollege.co.uk
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 18 with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia), and related difficulties such as speech and language and sensory integration problems
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 155
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £14,868 - £23,682; Boarding £22,275 - £32,874 pa
  • Open days: Contact school
  • Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Pupils all have a specific learning difficulty or speech and language disorder, and often arrive in a battered state. ‘They have usually been struggling for years, in a school which doesn’t understand that they have been trying twice as hard as the other pupils. They have often taken big knocks to their self-confidence and self-esteem, and sometimes come to the conclusion that they must be stupid …...Read more

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An independent specialist school in East Sussex for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia), and other related difficulties such as speech and language and communication disorders. A new Sixth Form was launched in 2014 in partnership with two other Colleges, and external applicants are welcome. Approximately two thirds of the pupils have statements of SEN (mainly LA funded), and a third are private. We specialise in building confidence and self-esteem, and ensuring academic progress through small classes, the use of specialist strategies, lots of encouragement and a high level of pupil engagement. The arts are an area in which many pupils excel, and the school is set in a country estate of 160 acres, making it an ideal centre for outdoor pursuits....Read more

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Special Education Needs

The central aim of the school is to help every child realise and achieve their full potential, whether great or modest. Most pupils will have encountered difficulties during their previous educational experiences and many will be far more aware of their limitations than their capabilities. At Frewen, each pupil is seen as an individual with unique talents and abilities. By working to emphasise and develop their strengths, we create the confidence to address their limitations in a positive and creative environment. We offer the full National Curriculum, teaching in small groups (average class size 5.5) through specialist staff, supported by our own full time speech and language and occupational therapists. All new pupils undergo thorough assessment and educational and therapy programmes are tailored to their individual needs. While placing great emphasis on literacy and numeracy, we have particular strengths in IT, art and design, and music. We have a wide range of excellent facilities, including extensive playing fields, gardens, and access to parkland of more than 100 acres. Our principal area of specialisation is specific learning difficulties. Above all Frewen College is a community in which respect for the individual is at the core of our philosophy. Each member of the community has an important role to play and is expected to understand their responsibilities and help others whenever possible.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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