Proposal to open a specialist centre at Worplesdon Primary School

Closed 19 Jul 2019

Opened 24 Jun 2019

Feedback Updated 2 Oct 2019

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to open a new specialist centre at Worplesdon Primary School from September 2020?

You Said

There were five responses to the consultation: all five responses agreed with the proposal.  

Three responders felt that the location of the COIN centre would be beneficial to the local residents and reduce travel costs to centres which are further away. Two responders advised that they were pleased the centre would be supported by Freemantles School.

We Did

The Cabinet Member has given approval of the Statutory Notice, and the proposal open a specialist centre from September 2020. A permanent planning application for the centre will be pursued and determined in accordance with relevant planning legislation.


Surrey County Council in liaison with Worplesdon Primary School and Freemantles School, is proposing to open a specialist Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) centre for pupils with Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN).

It is proposed that Freemantles School and Worplesdon Primary School work in partnership to host a specialist Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) centre for 21 pupils on the site at Worplesdon Primary School. The staff would benefit from supervision and training as employees of Freemantles School but would be based in the centre at Worplesdon Primary School. All pupils admitted to the centre would have an EHCP specifying the centre as an appropriate placement to meet their individual needs. It is anticipated that the centre would be organised with 3 places per year group. A bespoke building would be provided for the specialist centre and located within the school grounds.

Surrey County Council, Worplesdon Primary School and Freemantles School would like to seek your views on this proposal.  The consultation will open on Monday 24th June 2019.

A public meeting is planned at Worplesdon Primary School on 11th July 2019 at 7pm.

All are welcome to attend.


Why We Are Consulting

We are now undertaking a consultation on this proposed opening of a specialist centre at Worplesdon Primary School in partnership with Freemantles School. The Related Documents below contain the detailed proposal.

Please let us know what you think about the proposals

- either by completing the Online Survey

- or by using the response form in the Related Documents below.

The deadline for returning/submitting consultation responses is on Friday 19th July 2019.


  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • Headteachers


  • Schools
  • 0-5 year olds
  • 6-11 year olds
  • 12-19 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Parents and families
  • Staff