Sunnydown School A GSG School
- Sunnydown School
152 Whyteleafe Road
- Head: Mr Paul Jensen
- T 01883 342281
- F 01883 341342
- E office@sunnydo….surrey.sch.uk
- W www.sunnydown.surrey.sch.uk
- A special state school for boys aged from 11 to 16 with specific learning difficulties and speech, language and communication needs
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Surrey
- Pupils: 80
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: State financed
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 13th July 2016
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd May 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Friendly atmosphere as soon as you enter and are given a bright visitor's badge. Each individual's needs are known without looking them up in a file. Boarders love it here - not just because of the range of evening activities...
What the school says...
Sunnydown School is a community special school for boys aged between 11 and 16. All pupils have statements of special educational needs that identify that they have specific learning difficulties. The school is not a specialst school for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. The school serves the whole of the Surrey local authority area. Currently 35 pupils have weekly boarding places. The need for this boarding provision results from difficulties transporting pupils on a daily basis. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysFriendly atmosphere as soon as you enter and are given a bright visitor's badge. Each individual's needs are known without looking them up in a file. Boarders love it here - not just because of the range of evening activities - rooms are clean, bright and there are obviously no problems with stealing, since we saw mobile phones lying around and a dorm's safe box wide open. Zero tolerance...
Since September 2014, Mr Paul Jensen BEd Grad Dip (SEBD) NPQH.
All the boys have very severe dyslexia and arrive at the school streetwise – albeit with behavioural and communication difficulties – but with their only academic experience one of failure (eg 11 years old with a reading age of 5). Immediate assessments of reading, comprehension and spelling set challenging targets for each boy, which are...
Special Education Needs
Sunnydown School is a community special school; all pupils have statements of special educational needs that identify specific learning difficulties and/or difficulties on the autistic spectrum. Pupils are taught in groups of 10 or less and follow the National Curriculum in a modified manner, to make it more accessible to the pupils. The school has an ethos of good relationships between pupils, staff and parents which Ofsted regard as outstanding.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|