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  • Wemms Education Centre
    Woodstock House, Woodstock Lane North
    Long Ditton
    KT6 5HN
  • Head: Joy Wemms
  • T 01372276499
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 10 to 20. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory; Mental health; Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 102 (65 boys/ girls 37); sixth formers: 13
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: circa £50 000
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A school that's not just special but unique. Among the ingredients, ‘tough love that switches into a big bowl of chocolate with marshmallows and cream,’ and excellent resources. The school, says one parent, ‘hits every button’. Officially a special school, though pupils are ‘100 per cent normal and 100 per cent fantastic – but face challenges’. Two wings (left and right Twix – look closely and you can see the resemblance to well-known confectionery bar, apparently) lead off conservatory-cum-dining room where…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since the start, Joy Wemms. Comes from a local family driven by uncompromising work ethic and principles – standing up for the underdog, among them.

Dyslexic (undiagnosed by her teachers), her confidence was efficiently whittled away by her school, giving her first-hand knowledge of being an outlier. ‘You had to be in the top two per cent to get a place and they spent the whole time I was there telling me I was an idiot,’ she says. (Has the Mensa membership certificate to confirm impressive level of braininess).

A degree in natural sciences and primary education degree from Froebel Institute (also has a maths degree from the Open University) was followed by a succession of teaching posts, spanning maths, ICT and science in challenging state...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
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 Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
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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