Grafham Grange School is a Residential Special School set in 42 acres of Surrey countryside at Grafham, near Guildford, Surrey. The school has places for 52 boys/young men who require special residential education to help them manage a variety of BESD. Provision is for weekly boarding and day only.
There is a 24 hour curriculum to promote structured socialisation and learning experiences including full access to the National Curriculum. Small teaching groups are available to all pupils and the school has a highly skilled and experienced staff including specialist therapists and an “outreach” team to support pupils’ parents and families. Pupil progress and personal achievements are very significant.
To strengthen all aspects of our learning, caring and teaching community and educational provision and outcomes.
To ensure continual improvements in educational, therapeutic and care outcomes.
To focus on outcomes and aim to provide real value for money for our students in many ways:
To build the Trust as a 'centre of excellence' in ECM focused provision, achieving high ratings as demonstrated in recent OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) inspections.
To raise our profile and influence by working with/representing national professional associations, giving us the opportunity to input into policy and research work in education, as well as linking with national charities and other national bodies.
To secure our future by:
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Surrey is a county of contrasts. Only a short journey from London, it also offers a quick escape into peaceful countryside. This pleasant environment is combined with transport links that include the M3, M23 and M25 motorways, road and rail to London, and easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
In spite of a population of just over a million in a comparatively small area of 650 square miles, 80% of the county is farmland, woods, heath and open land. Although Surrey is a wealthy county, there are areas of relative poverty, particularly around some of the larger towns and a number of schools have pupils with a wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and languages.
There have recently been several major town centre redevelopments in Surrey. In the field of education and research, centres include Royal Holloway University (London) at Egham and Surrey University at Guildford. New research related technologies are also represented at Surrey University's research park and many multinational companies continue to relocate from London to Surrey.
In Surrey there is a need to balance environmental conservation with the requirement for more homes, roads and commercial development.
For teachers in schools interested in green issues, Surrey County Council promotes environmental awareness with a wide range of initiatives to develop pupils' knowledge and experience.
Tourism and leisure
Surrey provides a wealth of contrasting leisure activities. Among the historic sites are Hampton Court Palace and Runnymede, as well as National Trust properties such as Clandon and Polesden Lacey. Other attractions include picturesque villages, gardens, such as Wisley, racecourses and river trips. Surrey also has seven major arts venues.
Sports centres are also plentiful, among them the Spectrum Centre in Guildford, probably the most exciting leisure complex in the UK. Other first-class facilities are available in Camberley, Egham, Lingfield and Oxted.
For cyclists and walkers there is an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes and Surrey also boasts high-quality shopping malls, particularly in Kingston, Guildford and Camberley.
The Visit Surrey tourism website gives comprehensive information about all these leisure activities.
Surrey has good road and rail links to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) together form a family of specialist providers. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local community it serves.
Our ambition is to contribute further to improving the education offer for all pupils and students in our communities, including those with SEN. Currently, the College offers specialist education programmes for students aged 16 and over in five main Centres and additional satellite provision in London and Surrey. The Academy Trust enables us to build on and extend the scope of our work, so that Academy pupils can also benefit from our expertise and access a greater range of opportunities arising from our strong community and stakeholder networks.
We are steadily extending the reach of our provision within our local communities from primary through secondary to further education, smoothing transitions and giving pupils and students the benefit of expertise generated from our collegiate approach to knowledge-sharing amongst our staff. All of this is underpinned by a suite of shared services whose expert staff work closely with students and staff in each school/College centre and with affiliates and commissioning organisations to improve educational and operational quality at every level to benefit our students.