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 know that many of you will be reading over the summer but we’d like to encourage all of you to read as much as possible. To promote this we’d like you to send us pictures of your extreme reading. To kick this off Mr O’Brien has been extreme reading whilst hanging out with the RAF’s aerobatic display team The Red Arrows at the Farnborough International Airshow!