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Alfriston School

Alfriston is a scondary-age day and boarding school for girls, which caters for pupils with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities, between the ages of 11 and 18. We are located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in the South of England, and a state-funded school with Academy status.
Most pupils at Alfriston have moderate learning difficulties, and a large majority have additional needs, such as speech, language and communication difficulties, sensory impairment, physical difficulty or other learning difficulties and disabilities. The school serves the whole county of Buckinghamshire and a number of neighbouring local authorities. Pupils come from very mixed backgrounds. A small minority have English as an additional language.
The school has received a number of national awards in the recent past, including Healthy School, Sportsmark, and Investor in careers. It became a Specialist Sports College in September 2009 with science as a second speciality subject.
The latest Ofsted School Inspection Report has said, “This is an exceptional school. It has a tangible atmosphere of shared endeavour and everyone involved has a pride in what they achieve. One parent spoke for many in saying, "It's a privilege to be part of the Alfriston experience". All the girls are very straightforward in expressing their appreciation of what the school does for them, and older students, in particular, are very clear that attending has much improved their life chances. Parents and carers hold staff in very high esteem. One parent who wrote summed up the strong consensus that came through responses to questionnaires, and conversations with individuals: "A great school and a shining example of what can be achieved by a dedicated team".

Contact: Mrs Rachel Chapman (Assistant Headteacher)
Address: Penn Rd, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 2TS
Tel: 01494 673740