The Frewen Educational Trust Limited

The Frewen Educational Trust Limited

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The Frewen Educational Trust Limited

We are a small independent special needs school for children with severe dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome and sensory integration difficulties. We are co-educational, and accept children aged from 5 to 16. We are located in a Grade 1 listed Jacobean mansion on the Kent/ Sussex borders. About half our pupils are private, and half are LEA funded. We offer day and boarding places.

Most children come to us with very low self esteem, extremely low educational attainment, and low aspirations. Many are functionally illiterate. We provide highly specialised teaching in very small groups, with therapy support where needed. We build self confidence, aspirations and expectations. Pupils leave with an average of 7 GCSEs, and all go on to further education, job training or employment. With high staff ratios and many parents of moderate income we have to keep fee increases to a minimum, which renders it extremely difficult for us to generate adequate surpluses to invest in developing facilities.