About Us

St Philip’s School is a special educational needs school for young people aged 9 -19 years. All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Many students have additional needs such as mild to moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorders, language impairment or emotional issues; a few have sensory or medical needs.

The majority of students come from mainstream Primary Schools where they have been supported 1:1 by an adult, mostly on a full-time basis. The adult to student ratio at St Philip’s makes this unnecessary as class sizes are between 8-10 students.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students are organised into ‘mixed ability/need’ tutor groups for registration times, tutorials and most of their subject lessons. English and maths are taught in ability sets.

The school provides a broad range of subject option choices at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), in addition to the statutory core curriculum; all courses result in a recognised accreditation.

An array of enrichment opportunities is provided within and beyond the school day; for example, residential trips in Years 8, 10 and Post-16 and after school activity clubs.

Independence, key to the underlying ethos of the school, is supported and developed through a life skills programme, travel training and work experience.

The Post-16 provision caters for those young people who have not yet gained sufficient independence or confidence to transfer to a further education (FE) college environment at the end of Year 11. Their curriculum is designed to develop functional life skills rather than the attainment of higher level qualifications.

We provide significant emotional support through our well-being and emotional support team; providing individual targeted ‘counselling’, Play Therapy and Dramatherapy.

Students’ academic progress is monitored every 6 weeks. Any concerns are referred to the school’s Cognition and Learning Team for further insight, advice and guidance.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

International Peace Day

On September 21st pupils and staff at St Philip’s joined with thousands of other schools and organisations to mark International Peace Day. This year we remembered all of those who have been forced to leave Afghanistan or are still living in …

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Plant Donation Thanks

A big thank you to Miranda and the team at B&Q in Leatherhead who have kindly donated trays and trays of flowers and plants to St Philip’s.  The flowers and plants will be re-planted during horticulture lessons into hanging baskets …

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Past Student Success

Over the past few years, St Philip’s School has held alumni events so that former students can return and catch up with current staff and students.  These events are always really well attended and provide the school with an opportunity …

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St Philip’s celebrates the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On Wednesday 14th September we held a whole school assembly to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II and to reflect on the values that she held so dearly, such as respect, tolerance and dedication.  These are all values that …

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