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Frewen College, Sussex



School Details
School Crest
Northiam,
Rye,
Sussex,
United Kingdom,
TN31 6NL

Tel: +44 1797 252494
Fax: +44 1797 252567

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Founded:1972

Principal:
Mr Nick Goodman, BA (Hons) PGCE, NPQH

PA to the Principal:
Annabel Baker

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
DFE, UK, CReSTeD Specialist Provision (SP), NASEN, BSA, ISC, ISA Independent, BDA, ISBA
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
7 - 19
Annual
Day Fees
£14,868
to
£23,682
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£22,275
to
£32,874
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£22,275
to
£32,874
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
56
Day
20
8
Full board
7
18
Weekly
7
82
Total
34
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
18
15
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Statement of needs, Visit school, Please apply to school, Residential assessment, Report from previous school, Referral by Local Authority or Social Services, Interview, Trial day at school, Assessment, This is a Special School, Educational psychologist's report
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Music, Junior school entry, Senior school entry, Means tested assisted places, Boarding, Financial need, Siblings

What we offer


  • Photography
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Media/Film studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • Archery
  • Touch rugby
  • Football
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Table tennis
  • Fitness training
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Water sports
  • Netball
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Orienteering
  • Canoeing
  • Horse riding and management
  • First aid/life savers
  • Cycling
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Chess
  • Skiing
  • Horticulture
  • Rowing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Language club
  • Adventure training
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Aspergers Syndrome
 
 
Head Photo“We can’t believe the difference in our daughter in just a few weeks. It’s been absolutely phenomenal, we can’t thank your staff enough.” Mr H

One of the great privileges of my role as Principal of Frewen College is to be the regular recipient of comments such as these from parents, who are quite often shedding tears of relief as they speak. Typically their children are of at least average intelligence, but they have been held back and their confidence undermined because their Specific Learning Difficulties have either not been recognised, or have not been properly addressed.

With 65 years experience of specialist teaching behind us at Frewen, we like to think we know what we are doing!

We are one of the very few SpLD schools to offer 'all through' education from age 7 right through to age 19. Our classes are very small (usually 4-8), and our classroom staff, including TAs, all have specialist training. Their experience, combined with input from our in-house therapists and counsellors enables us to tailor our teaching and support to each individual pupil’s needs. We celebrate their strengths and encourage them to believe there are no limits to what they can achieve, meanwhile teaching them how to cope with their difficulties and challenging them to overcome life’s obstacles. We boost their self belief and show them that school can be fun! Typically they will achieve 7 GCSE passes, and either move up to our own Sixth form, or obtain a place at College elsewhere.

Our comprehensive website will tell you all you want to know about our outstanding rural location, excellent facilities, and exciting activities. We have real strengths in Art, ICT, Music and Design & Technology, and pupils regularly achieve good passes in these subjects. A full range of Games and Outdoor Activities is offered, and Year 9 pupils are encouraged to enter the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. As part of our continuing development, this year we are building a mountain bike trail, an assault course, and a conservation area.

Pupil numbers continue to increase steadily, and girls now represent a third of our total. We have extended our girls’ boarding house twice within two years of opening, and we welcome Services and Overseas pupils. Please see the website for more information, and details of our regular Open Mornings. We look forward to seeing you.
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