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PARENTS' INFORMATION

We've compiled lots of information here for new parents and current alike. We hope you'll find everything you need to know about day to day life and things you might need. If not, just get in touch or ask a teacher and if we don't know, we'll find out.

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  • How big are your classes?
    We have one class per year group from Nursery up to Year 3 with small numbers to ensure individual attention. This splits into two classes per year group in Years 4, 5 and 6 with up to 18 per class. In Years 7 and 8, there are usually three tutor groups per year with 16 or 18 students in each. In Year 9, there are four tutor groups. The GCSE and A Level class sizes vary depending on the popularity of student subject choices.
  • What clothes can students wear?
    We don’t have a uniform, we just ask our students to dress for purpose. Students are free to express their individuality through their clothes as long as it doesn’t interfere with their school day or cause any distraction or offence. Please also ensure that your child has sensible footwear, including waterproof or walking boots and everyday shoes.
  • Can students have bicycles on site?
    Yes, from Year 7 – please make sure it is insured and in good working order with a strong lock. All students who have a bicycle at school are asked to sign a Bike Contract, which states the basic expectations on safe and considerate use of bicycles in and around school. Apart from those in the Sixth Form, all students need to wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Can students bring medication to school?
    All medications, including over-the-counter medications, must be handed to the Health Centre on arrival for safe keeping.
  • Do students need a school bag and stationery?
    Yes, please make sure the bag is suitable for students to carry their books around our vast site. Please also bring a pencil case, pencils, pens, erasers, colouring pencils, etc. It's a good idea to name all personal items.
  • What proportion of students board?
    We offer boarding from Year 7 upwards - roughly 25% of the students board either as full, weekly or flexi 3 day boarders. Where we have space, students are welcome for an 'occasional night' boarding as well. This should be booked with the boarding house. During the school week there is no differentiation between day and boarding students.
  • How do you handle discipline?
    Our disciplinary measures are based on mutual respect and self-discipline. We use discussion rather than detention and set targets for changes in behaviour. Depending on the nature of the situation, discussions will occur between the student/s and their teacher or with the Head of School, Deputy Head or Head and if the situation escalates disciplinary sanctions may be used. Aggressive language, shouting and detentions are not used by any staff at Frensham.
  • Can my child take part in competitive sports?
    We have over 450 sporting fixtures each year for students who love competitive games. If you want your children to love sport, love going to matches and know how to win or lose well, then that’s what they’ll get here. As well as the main sports, we also offer mountain biking, high ropes, surfing trips, hill walking, rock climbing. At the end of the day, our goal is for students to be fit and healthy.
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A message from the Director of Support for Learning

If your child has had a previous or current specialist teacher, speech and language therapist or occupational therapist’s report, can you please ensure that we have this information in the Support for Learning Department. Equally, I would be grateful if you could please send in a copy of any Educational Psychologist’s report that you may have for your child.  These reports are vital in informing class and subject teachers of relevant needs.

 

- Beverley Wrigglesworth 

Director of Support for Learning

A message from the Head of Boarding

Full, weekly, 3 day flexi and occasional boarding are available to all our students from Year 7 upwards.

Occasional boarding is adhoc on a first come, first serve basis - 2 days equivalent per week/per term for Years 7-9 and 1 day for Years 10 and up. The occasional boarding rate is £70 per night.

We also offer a two week boarding experience to day students once in their time at the school. The cost for this is £500.

-Sian Owens

Head of Boarding

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A message from the Frensham Heights Library

Find amazing people: come to the library. This busy environment has a full-time librarian and is found in a light and airy skylit, recently refurbished gable space of Flottage. The reading club meets here weekly and the rooms are frequently used for teaching. The walls are lined with nearly 14,000 books, magazines and DVD’s, with a strong bias towards Young Adult Fiction. There are also digital resources and ebooks available.

Visitors can sink in to the leather armchairs or sofa or make use of the seating/workspace for 34, including networked workstations. Wifi is available throughout. Students and staff can also make use of the mini café and the enquiry station where anyone can search the web-based library management system.

- Noel Rasmussen

Librarian 

JUNIOR SCHOOL

JUNIOR SCHOOL

KEY CONTACTS

Junior School: 01252 797408 | click to email
Main School: 01252 792561
After School Club: 01252 797431

Head of Junior School: Nick Oram-Tooley

Junior School Administrator: Olivia Hannon

JUNIOR SCHOOL INDUCTION BOOKLETS

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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MIDDLE & SENIOR SCHOOL

KEY CONTACTS

Main School: 01252 792561

 

Year 7: Jeff Loomis

Year 8: Karen McBride

Year 9: Anna Boon-Arnell

Year 10: Paul Hughes

Year 11: Kate Forster

MIDDLE AND SENIOR SCHOOL INDUCTION BOOKLETS

SIXTH FORM

KEY CONTACTS

Main School: 01252 792561

Roberts House: 01252 797490

Head of Sixth Form: Charlie Bennett

Sixth Form Pastoral Lead: Pippa Gaut

Sixth Form Progress Lead: Alison Bundy

Houseparent of Roberts House: Colette Hill

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SIXTH FORM

SIXTH FORM SPECIFIC LINKS

BOARDING

KEY CONTACTS

Main School: 01252 792561

Hamilton House: 01252 797422

Roberts House: 01252 797490

Head of Boarding: Sian Owens

Head of Hamilton House: Lynn Goodburne

Head of Main House: Jack Scullion

Head of Roberts House: Will Paskell

BOARDING
  • How big are your classes?
    We have one class per year group from Nursery up to Year 3 with small numbers to ensure individual attention. This splits into two classes per year group in Years 4, 5 and 6 with up to 18 per class. In Years 7 and 8, there are usually three tutor groups per year with 16 or 18 students in each. In Year 9, there are four tutor groups. The GCSE and A Level class sizes vary depending on the popularity of student subject choices.
  • What clothes can students wear?
    We don’t have a uniform, we just ask our students to dress for purpose. Students are free to express their individuality through their clothes as long as it doesn’t interfere with their school day or cause any distraction or offence. Please also ensure that your child has sensible footwear, including waterproof or walking boots and everyday shoes.
  • Can students have bicycles on site?
    Yes, from Year 7 – please make sure it is insured and in good working order with a strong lock. All students who have a bicycle at school are asked to sign a Bike Contract, which states the basic expectations on safe and considerate use of bicycles in and around school. Apart from those in the Sixth Form, all students need to wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Can students bring medication to school?
    All medications, including over-the-counter medications, must be handed to the Health Centre on arrival for safe keeping.
  • Do students need a school bag and stationery?
    Yes, please make sure the bag is suitable for students to carry their books around our vast site. Please also bring a pencil case, pencils, pens, erasers, colouring pencils, etc. It's a good idea to name all personal items.
  • What proportion of students board?
    We offer boarding from Year 7 upwards - roughly 25% of the students board either as full, weekly or flexi 3 day boarders. Where we have space, students are welcome for an 'occasional night' boarding as well. This should be booked with the boarding house. During the school week there is no differentiation between day and boarding students.
  • How do you handle discipline?
    Our disciplinary measures are based on mutual respect and self-discipline. We use discussion rather than detention and set targets for changes in behaviour. Depending on the nature of the situation, discussions will occur between the student/s and their teacher or with the Head of School, Deputy Head or Head and if the situation escalates disciplinary sanctions may be used. Aggressive language, shouting and detentions are not used by any staff at Frensham.
  • Can my child take part in competitive sports?
    We have over 450 sporting fixtures each year for students who love competitive games. If you want your children to love sport, love going to matches and know how to win or lose well, then that’s what they’ll get here. As well as the main sports, we also offer mountain biking, high ropes, surfing trips, hill walking, rock climbing. At the end of the day, our goal is for students to be fit and healthy.
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