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We are very proud of Freemantles and all of the work that it does. We received an OFSTED Outstanding grade in November 2016. We are a Surrey County Council school for children and young people with complex social communication needs, usually including a diagnosis of Autism and have developed a renowned understanding and specialism in this area.
We received an Outstanding Ofsted grade in November 2016.
The school supports children from 4-19 years old and has a wide catchment area which covers most of Surrey, but mainly the West. The school opened on its current Mayford site in 2007 designed to be able to accommodate a single cohort of pupils in each year group. (A maximum of 9 pupils per class) Since 2017 Freemantles has been expanding, and from Sept 2019 we will have 2 cohorts or classes in all year groups between year R and year 6. The governing body and the leadership team at Freemantles are working with Surrey County Council to try and ensure that we are able to become two form entry across the whole school. A major priority in this work is to ensure that we are able to offer the same excellent quality of education for all of the pupils. Therefore, ensuring that we maintain and continue to improve our standards is crucial and highlighted as a key part of our School Development Plan. There will also be a requirement that there is sufficient outdoor space and space for emotional well-being, consistent with our rationale, for all pupils and staff. In Sept 2019 we will have a total number of 196 pupils on roll.
The Governors and Leadership Team at Freemantles have expressed a commitment to supporting all pupils with Autism in Surrey.
The Governors and Leadership team at Freemantles have expressed a commitment to supporting all pupils with Autism in Surrey, as a result, we have a very well established and highly reputed community support role which includes outreach, training and most recently a co-lead High Communication and Interaction Needs (High Functioning Autism) centre with Worplesdon School.
Our Outreach Department which is commissioned by Surrey County Council is supporting over 1000 pupils in Primary schools in the West of Surrey. They receive referrals from schools and look to support schools and families to better understand their children’s needs and therefore be able to address them more successfully.
We all have a role to play in helping our children to make progress in all areas of their personal and academic growth.
We offer an extensive range of training, which is appropriate for parents (both Freemantles and non Freemantles) and professionals. This develops a deeper understanding of the challenges of living with Autism in a ‘neurotypical’ world and how we all have a role to play in helping our children to make progress in all areas of their personal and academic growth.
The co-lead centre provision with Worplesdon school is due to open on Worplesdon site in the Summer term 2020. The junior class is established on site at Freemantles and will move over when the building work is complete, a second Infant class will open in September 2020 and, when full, it will support a further 21 pupils. This is an innovative new approach to developing centre provision in Surrey, looking to ensure that we can combine the benefits of specialist and mainstream schooling.
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