Headteacher’s Welcome

HeadAt Limpsfield Grange we believe that “together we make a difference.”

Limpsfield Grange is an outstanding residential and day school for girls aged 11 -16 with communication and interaction difficulties. Our students have a wide range of needs, and many have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including Asperger’s Syndrome. Girls who attend Limpsfield Grange suffer from high and persistent levels of anxiety. The anxiety the girls experience can sometimes impact on their ability to engage with everyday activities, and can sometimes restrict their day to day choices.

All of our students benefit from the breadth of the full mainstream curriculum, but due to the anxiety arising from their sensory, social and communication difficulties are unable to manage a mainstream school environment. Our students access a highly structured environment at Limpsfield Grange, and high levels of targeted intervention and differentiation throughout the school day. Our students are working broadly at age related levels of attainment, and we anticipate that they will gain a range of GCSEs at the end of Year 11. Ofsted noted that “all students, make rapid and sustained progress, achieving outstandingly well from their individual starting points.” December 2013

Together we work to enable the girls to develop their knowledge and independence, their communication skills, their ability to manage their anxieties and emotions. When they leave us we want them to be confident, happy and ready for the next stage of their lives. We want them to become active adults who can function in, and contribute towards society.

We at Limspfield Grange also believe that we have a part to play in educating wider society about female autism. You may have seen our ITV documentary “Girls with Autism” or have read “M is for Autism” the novel written by our students. We are passionate about raising awareness of female autism.

Since October 2015 we have been commissioned to provide secondary autism outreach in east Surrey. For more details see the Outreach section of our website.

We are always pleased to hear from people who are interested in our work, and encourage people to contact us if they would like to find out more.

We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes

Sarah Wild
Headteacher