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Temple’s School is for children and young people with autism. By removing the barriers to learning that autism creates, students’ will access a broad National Curriculum with the specialist support they need to succeed, therefore improving their life chances.
“We are very disappointed to inform you that we will not be progressing with our application for Temple’s Free School at this time. The decision not to progress our application was extremely difficult; however, in order for our application to go forward to the Department for Education in May 2015, we needed to be able to demonstrate that there was sufficient support from Surrey County Council. Unfortunately, at this stage, the Council has not been able to provide us with indicative numbers of pupils for the first two years of the school’s opening, which are necessary in order to progress our application. We will, of course, continue to work with the Council in order to review the demand for school places for children and young people with autism.
We know that this announcement will be disappointing to the many families who have supported us, particularly as we felt that we had developed a robust model, plans and co-location partnerships which would have been of great benefit to pupils, families and the local community.
We understand that many of you had expressed a preference for Temple’s School and we wanted to let you know this news as soon as possible so that you are able to make alternative plans for your children.
We want to thank you for all your support and encouragement over the past two years.
Whilst Temple's School was inspired by Temple Grandin she has no connection, whether as governor, consultant, advisor or otherwise, with the school nor has she endorsed the school's education programme or methods.
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“We are very disappointed to inform you that we will not be progressing with our application for Temple’s Free School at this time. The decision not to progress our application was extremely difficult; however, in order for our application to go forward to the Department for Education in May 2015, we needed to be able […]
Article from the BBC website regarding more parents of children with autism in England are taking legal action against their local authority, because they do not think their needs are being met. Read more about this here > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31111461
We continue to work in partnership with Surrey County Council to identify demand for Temple’s School and remain committed to our vision of providing an outstanding education for children and young people with autism in the local area. Support from local families has been invaluable in getting us to this point and we look forward […]
" You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out. "
Temple Grandin PhD
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