About Us

Grafham Grange School is a special school set in 42 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside in Grafham. Our school offers education for up to 70 students, referred from local authorities across the South of England.

All our students have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) as their primary identified need, though the majority of students have additional special educational needs such as speech, language and communication difficulties; ADHD; opposition defiance and attachment disorders.

Our school is part of the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHCAT) and as such we collaborate across the Trust to share good practice, information and resources. This collaborative working allows us to better support our students and families through well-established multi-agency working practices. Staff at Grafham Grange work as a team to address the educational, social and therapeutic needs of our students in a cohesive and multi-disciplinary manner to ensure that high quality care and guidance is given to support all our students.

At the very heart of Grafham Grange School is the desire to deliver to our students an education that is equal to that received by their mainstream peers along with the very best professional support to allow them to overcome their individual barriers to learning and to find the skills and talents that evidently lie within them. We have a bespoke approach to each student so ensuring that they are able to grow as self-confident individuals able to confidently take their next steps in their lives after their time with us.

Grafham is ideally situated, geographically, developmentally and strategically to become a leading SEMH Hub within and across the South East. We are a highly motivated, hardworking school, totally committed to providing life chances and opportunities for our young people in a caring, stable, safe but challenging environment.

 

The School has gone above and beyond in helping my son

Parent of Year 11 student

Latest News

Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we offer our sincere condolences as an organisation and express our gratitude for the exceptional and tireless service she gave to our country and beyond for seventy years …

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We have lift off!

Last week saw the biggest, most exciting and awe inspiring science practical in the history of our school. It all started with science teacher, and former NASA employee, Mr Parmentier wanting students to be enthusiastic, motivated and engaged in science, …

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Parent Forum

Parents and carers were invited to their first Parent Forum under the new Principalship of Robin Bertrand. Mr Bertrand set out his vision for the school including a new set of values and school mission which were created collaboratively by …

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Bats at Grafham Grange

Back in April 2021, Natalie Evans, Senior Consultant at Arbtech Consulting Ltd visited our school to carry out an initial assessment of the lofts where she discovered a significant colony of bats roosting. So that she could investigate how many bats were …

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