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  • Freemantles School
    Smarts Heath Road
    Mayford Green
    GU22 0AN
  • Head: Mr Price
  • T 01483 545680
  • F 01483 545699
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  • A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 with autism and complex social communication needs
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 140: 120 boys, 20 girls
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 3rd November 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 9th November 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

There is an animal care area - rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens roaming (eggs sold to staff - delicious!). And these are not only used at break times but clubs are timetabled in too so that students learn practical skills and are outside as often as possible, learning care procedures and independently caring for animals. The school believes in making the most of physical exercise and the good effect of nature on general well-being. With all that beautiful land around...

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Since 2010, Justin Price (40s) BEd NPQH PGDip Autism. Justin (everyone at this school called by their first name) started working in special needs when he did work experience with a child in a special school. This experience led him to a teaching degree and then to working in Ridgeway School for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties for four years. He did some travelling and then returned to work for seven years in Henry Tyndale School, Hampshire where he became assistant head. He was head of Portesbery School for five years and then became head of Freemantles School in 2010.

Parents say he is ‘passionate and knowledgeable about education for pupils with autism’. He attends and gives talks at conferences, is busy creating links between special schools in...

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Special Education Needs

Freemantles is a local authority day school for pupils with complex social communication needs, who usually have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We take these children and young people from across the whole of Surrey. We have pupils from rising 5 up to 19. We use TEACCH, PECS, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism, Social Stories and Sensory Processing strategies to support the development of our students, and have a maximum of nine students in a group with an average ratio of one adult to two students.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers 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
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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