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  • Limpsfield Grange School
    89 Bluehouse Lane
    RH8 0RZ
  • Head: Mrs Sarah Wild
  • T 01883 713928
  • F 01883 730578
  • E secretary@limpsfi…
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  • A special state school for girls aged from 11 to 16 with communication and interaction difficulties including autism and speech language and communication difficulties
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 96
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Check school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 4th July 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 10th December 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 17th November 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

With the introduction of new accountability measures in secondary education introduced in 2016, the school concentrated on GCSEs before Wild realised this was not the point, ‘The girls need communication skills commensurate with their academic capacity’, so school now develops these, along with interaction, emotional self-regulation and wellbeing...

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What the school says...

Limpsfield Grange School is the UK’s only school solely for autistic girls. We are an outstanding special school, maintained by Surrey County Council, where day and residential places are available for students aged 11 – 16.
We offer a broad and balanced, challenging and relevant curriculum rooted in the National Curriculum, delivered by our experienced and dedicated staff team. Our aim is to fully prepare our students for successful lives beyond Limpsfield Grange.
Based on our expertise, we have developed a boundaried and adult led approach which enables our learners to thrive. We believe that building positive relationships based on a deep understanding of individual needs is key to a successful placement at Limpsfield Grange.
From Year 7, students are expected to work and navigate the school environment independently. Our classes are smaller than those of mainstream schools, and we provide teaching assistant support in most of our lessons. Our broad staff team comprises of teachers, teaching assistants, residential and support staff all with high levels of expertise in autism and girls and in meeting the needs of our students.
The Limpsfield Grange community is an inclusive and welcoming place, where students build lifelong friendships and develop skills that will enable them to be happy, healthy citizens who contribute to society.
At Limpsfield Grange students and staff really do work together to make a difference.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012 Sarah Wild BA PGCE PDip NPQH late 40s. An alumna of Tiverton High School, before English and Politics at Leicester Polytechnic [now De Montfort University]. A circuitous route through different areas of pedagogy: her cv includes two years’ teaching English in Redbridge, another two teaching deaf students in Essex before she trained as a teacher in deaf education at Birmingham University, becoming head of the Deaf Support Base and assistant headteacher at St Paul’s Way Trust school in Tower Hamlets. A year as head of education at Ovingdean Hall school for the deaf in Brighton [closed] then deputy head at Pendragon school for autism in Lewisham [now Drumbeat]. On her change in specialism, Wild found her skills transferable having been an English teacher and interested in communication. She sees similarities in the...

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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
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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