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Freemantles School, situated in Mayford Green, just off the A320 Guildford Road immediately to the south of Woking town centre, is part of Surrey County Council Local Authority’s provision for students with special educational needs.
It is one of two Surrey schools catering for the needs of children and young people with autism and draws its pupils mainly from the west of the county. Students at the school have autism and communication difficulties, sometimes displaying emotional or behavioural difficulties that are related to their special educational needs.
Co-educational and non-denominational, the school currently has both Primary and Secondary provision, taking students from 4 to 19 in new purpose-designed buildings equipped with the latest technology and equipment.
The school relocated from Chertsey in September 2007 to its current premises in Mayford Green.
The school is laid out as an “A”, with two parallel wings – one for the primary school, housing Years R to 6, and one for the secondary school, housing Years 7 to 11 – connected by a common central corridor and a magnificent sports and assembly hall. A separate Further Education department, housing Years 12 to 14 is located at the rear of the school, in the vicinity of our cycle track, animal handling and horticulture areas.
Each school has its own sensory and soft-play rooms as well as two external play spaces, with quiet-play areas, and there is also a swimming-pool and a shared all-weather sports pitch, which doubles as extra play space for older pupils. Both the building and its grounds are fully secure and a one-way driveway at the front allows for all transport to drop off and collect pupils in total safety.
We have longstanding links with other schools in the area, sharing some of their facilities and using some of them for the inclusion of our pupils.