Freemantles School A GSG School
- Freemantles School
Smarts Heath Road
- Head: Mr Price
- T 01483 545680
- F 01483 545699
- E info@freemantl….surrey.sch.uk
- W www.freemantle….surrey.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 with autism and complex social communication needs
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Surrey
- Pupils: 127
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 9th November 2012
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd December 2009
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
...a huge emphasis in and out of lessons on communication skills. Extensive speech and language therapy and sensory resources are being rethought so they’re increasingly fun, messy (water and flour both feature), ‘irresistible’ and something of a holy grail –...
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What The Good Schools Guide says...a huge emphasis in and out of lessons on communication skills. Extensive speech and language therapy and sensory resources are being rethought so they’re increasingly fun, messy (water and flour both feature), ‘irresistible’ and something of a holy grail – designed to encourage children to work together...Previous attempts to concentrate on the more able students didn’t go down well with parents, who successfully argued against it – this is very definitely a school that listens. But while needs and abilities differ hugely, ‘it all happens,’ says head. ‘My son is reading and writing. We thought he never would,’ confirms mother.
Since 2010, Mr Justin Price, BEd NPQH PGDip Autism, 40s. Previously headteacher at Portesbery School in nearby Camberley, which caters for children with severe learning difficulties including autism, he has extensive experience in other well regarded...
Special Education Needs
Freemantles is a local authority day school for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. We take children mainly from NW and NE of Surrey. We are gradually increasing our age range and will be moving to a new site to accommodate pupils from rising 5-19. We will also have a residential facility for 24 children. We use TEACCH and PECS as well as many other strategies to support the development of our students and have a maximum of 8 students in a group with an average ratio of 1 adult to 2 students.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|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|