Welcome to the Carwarden House Community School website. I hope that it gives you a flavour of what we do and how we work and encourages you to visit to see us in action.
We are a Surrey County Council special school for students between the ages of 11 and 19 with a statement of special educational needs for moderate learning difficulties. Our sixth-formers also have additional speech, language and communication needs.
We have a very strong shared vision that was developed after discussions with staff, governors, students and parents. It encapsulates all that we endeavour to instil in our students by the time they leave us to take their place in the world. Parents tell us in very strong terms that they want us to focus on developing life skills and independence in their son or daughter. Our shared vision and all that flows from that reflects that desire.
“When students leave Carwarden House they should be ambitious, articulate, caring, confident, determined, independent, resilient, respectful, responsible and successful.”
We are highly regarded in Surrey and the surrounding area and, as a result, attract students from many neighbouring local authorities. Whatever your reason for visiting our website I encourage you to follow this up with a tour of the school. The staff and students will be delighted to meet you and tell you why we are so proud of our school.
Visitors to the school consistently offer impressive and positive feedback and I always share this with my colleagues.
I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future.
We were delighted to welcome Dr Phillip Lee MP, the Conservative Member of Parliament for the neighbouring constituency of Bracknell, for a visit on Friday 7th February.
Dr Lee took the opportunity to meet with Vivian Novis, Luke Martin, Kathryn Martin, Gabriella Ainslie, Alice Codd, Daisy Bartlett, Thomas Hue and James Holdstock who all live in his constituency. He also met with Jarlath O'Brien, the Headteacher, who has been a resident in the constituency since he was five years old, Max Dalton, Head Boy, and Christopher Johnson, Deputy Head Boy.