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  • Limpsfield Grange School
    89 Bluehouse Lane
    Oxted
    Surrey
    RH8 0RZ
  • Head: Mrs Sarah Wild
  • T 01883 713928
  • F 01883 730578
  • E [email protected]…ange.surrey.sch.uk
  • W limpsfieldgrange.co.uk
  • A special state school for girls aged from 11 to 16 with communication and interaction difficulties including autism, Asperger’s, and speech language and communication difficulties
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 71; 24 residential places
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Please see website for details
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th December 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 18th November 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

In a science lesson, the girls are studying Semmelweis’s discovery about the connection between lack of handwashing and infection transmission. Toby the dog is in the corner – dogs are regularly brought into lessons to calm and motivate the girls. One girl is hugging a hot water bottle – it obviously soothes her, so that is fine. Throughout the school there’s an air of letting the girls be, to find their own way to manage anxieties. ‘A constant stream of imaginative social experiences to help the girls develop,’ said one parent...

 

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What the school says...

Limpsfield Grange School is an outstanding Surrey County Council provision for girls aged 11 -16 with a wide and diverse range of needs. Our students have communication and interaction difficulties that include Autism, Aspergers and speech language and communication difficulties. We also offer places to girls who due to their physical or emotional vulnerabilities would not have the resilience to succeed in a mainstream setting.

We are a residential school where day places are available.

We at Limpsfield Grange believe that 'together we make a difference.'

We work together to ensure that all students develop their resilience, communication, knowledge, independence, self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness so they can be fully active members of society.

We are ambitious for all of our students, and we work with them to help them succeed.

We provide a bespoke approach based on individual needs that maximises potential including a full and rich 24 hour curriculum accredited through GCSE's and entry level certificates.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Self Development at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band B)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Religious Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2012, Sarah Wild (40s). First headship ‘and enjoying it very much’. An ‘epiphany’ moment when she went to a lecture on signing led to her taking a postgraduate degree in deaf education at Birmingham University. Taught English at St Paul’s Way Trust School comprehensive in Tower Hamlets, which had a deaf support base, followed by postings at Ovingdean Hall School for deaf children (now closed) and Pendragon (now Drumbeat) in Lewisham, London, a special school for autism.

Time in mainstream taught her ‘the rigour and expectations around progress for mainstream kids. We have to be as tough as they are,’ she says. ‘Extremely caring and understanding of the girls' difficulties, yet simultaneously has high expectations of them in all aspects of their lives,’ said one parent. She has ‘great clarity...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Limpsfield Grange School caters for girls who have communication and interaction difficulties, including autism, and who experience high levels of anxiety.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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