Frewen College A GSG School
- Frewen College
- Head: Mr Nick Goodman
- T 01797 252494
- F 01797 252567
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: 110
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £15,285 - £24,345; Boarding £22,899 - £33,795 pa
- Open days: Contact school
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
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 …
What the school says...
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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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2014, Nick Goodman. The former art teacher has worked his way through senior roles at the international CATS College Canterbury, mainstream comprehensive Mascalls School in Kent, and as head of arts faculty at Munich International School. He was drawn to the new challenge of a specialist school, ‘where pupils need specialist help, and where it is possible to make a real difference and improve their chances’, as well as a feeling we understood as he showed us round the magnificent grounds, of ‘who wouldn’t want to work here?’
He took a fine art degree, and like many an art student, coupled his interest with playing guitar and performing in bands. Pity the neighbours as he still loves experimental music – ‘swinging radios round on ropes, dragging cans through underpasses, and...
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|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|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||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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