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Student Support and Family Liaison

Frewen CollegeEast Sussex

Frewen College specialises in supporting young people aged from 7 to 19 whose education has been adversely affected by specific learning difficulties - dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, or speech and language difficulties. Registered in the Dyslexia Specialist Provision Category of CReSTeD, Frewen College has a national reputation for dyslexia expertise, offering advice to professionals and parents. Originally founded in 1910 we believe we are the oldest such school in the country. The College is set in 60 acres of grounds and housed partly in a Grade 1 listed mansion in Northiam, East Sussex. There are strong links with the local rural community, including the Primary school, Parish Church and local sports organisations.

About one quarter of our pupils currently board, however we hope to see this increase in the coming years. Our Prep School continues to flourish with its own Head and an innovative curriculum. The remit of the Prep has extended to encompass Year 7 as a transitional year preparing for the Senior School. A Sixth Form was introduced in September 2014 and main courses are offered in partnership with Bexhill College with the remainder of the week spent at Frewen.

Admissions are from a wide geographic area, currently drawing pupils from 11 different local authorities. Local Authority funding for Statemented/EHCP pupils accounts for about 70% of fee income. A small number of boarding pupils are from overseas, including China, Germany and Switzerland. The College is growing and now 131 pupils (April 2021) and a forecast to be at 145 by the end of the next academic year.

The school has a full time SENDCo, and Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy and Auditory Therapy are all provided. The well-being of pupils is supported by a Child Psychotherapist. Pupils are entered for examinations in GCSE, Entry Level, OCR Nationals and ASDAN, providing a range of external qualifications across the ability range.

Frewen College is owned and operated by The Frewen Educational Trust Ltd, a registered charity.

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Closing date for receipt of applications: 9:00am Monday 19th April 2021

Frewen Educational Trust Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Bureau Service check and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references.

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