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Arguably, the most impressively led art dept in the country. A strong sense that mutual respect and mutual support is central to the ethos of the place. Different, diverse, distinctive......

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Frensham Heights is a highly distinctive school in a world of educational conformity. We have developed from the progressive school movement and are acknowledged as one of the leading liberal schools in the country. Our belief is in individuality, creativity in all areas and that the best form of competition is with one's self. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Arguably, the most impressively led art dept in the country. A strong sense that mutual respect and mutual support is central to the ethos of the place. Different, diverse, distinctive...

Headmaster

Since 2004, Mr Andrew Fisher BA MA DipEd (50s). A relaxed, breezy and natural educator. It's in the genes - his grandfather headed Repton and became a bishop, his father was head of Geelong Grammar, a brother heads an international school in Belgium and other relations have run schools both here and in Australia. Mr Fisher - 'Andrew' (everyone is on first name terms at Frensham) - still sounds Aussie, despite 20 years in the UK - the first 10 spent at Wrekin College, where he became head of English and, finally, deputy head (pastoral), and you can immediately see why - the pastoral aspect,

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Special Education Needs

Frensham Heights provides group lessons from Year 1 for those considered to have mild learning difficulties. These lessons not only offer support but enable the teacher to monitor individual progress. From Year 7 the school uses a diagnostic test to assess the learning needs of all pupils and this is then influential on how lessons are planned and how those with IEPs are managed. Frensham Heights does not have a Special Needs Unit. Our provision is managed by a Head of Learning Support working with a team of peripatetic specialist teachers who provide support on a one-to-one basis, but this is charged separately.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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