Sir Thomas Fremantle School

A mainstream secondary school in Winslow. We are a fully-inclusive, non-selective school in Buckinghamshire and have students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our classes are small, with approximately 20 students, and we have an intake of approximately 80 students per year group. As a recently opened school, we currently have students from years 7 to 12 but this will increase until we have students from years 7 to 13. When full, we will have approximately 600 students on roll.

Our Ofsted report in 2015 rated us 'outstanding' for behaviour and safety and 'good' in all other areas. In 2015 we also achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Neale Pledger
Contact Position
Sir Thomas Fremantle Secondary School

Where to go

Sir Thomas Fremantle School
Buckingham Road
MK18 3GH
Geographic Area Covered

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Session Information
8:35am to 3:30pm

Other Details

Cost Description

We spend a considerable amount of our budget on staffing our smaller class sizes. This accounts for the significant majority of our provision for SEN: It is intended that this increases the amount of quality-first, 1 to 1 support available via a main subject teacher, as recommended by the SEND code of practice.

Age Ranges
From 11 years to 18 years
Baby Changing Facilities
Accessible Website
Car Parking
Wheelchair Accessible Entrance
Changing Facilities
Accessible Toilet Facilities
Disabled Car Parking Space

Local Offer


Sir Thomas Fremantle School is committed to ensuring that all students achieve their full potential and to helping them to develop into well rounded, confident individuals who are able to fulfil their role as positive members of their local community and the wider society. The school aims to be inclusive and provide an equality of opportunity for all students, irrespective of ability or disability.


Contact Name
Kate Owens
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SENCo Name
Kate Owens
SENCo Email
Local Offer Links
Annual SEN Information Report December 2019 | Sir Thomas Freemantle School (PDF)
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

Current Ofsted Rating
Date: 18/12/2018  Rating: Good  URN: 139663
What type of provisions you offer
Mainstream Provision
Mainstream Provision Numbers:
Approximately how many children do you have on roll?

Approximately how many children/young people have a Statement/EHC plan in your provision?

Approximately how many children/young people are accessing specialist provision without a Statement/EHC plan?

Admission criteria and how pupils access specialist provision (start of school year or mid-year)

There is no 'admission criteria' as such, because we don't have a catchment area - however, if we are oversubscribed (as we were significantly this year and previous years) then priority is given to students with the highest need, before deferring to geographical location. Prior to joining the school, we liaise with parents and previous schools to gain an idea of provision that may be necessary in order to meet pupils' needs. It is likely that we will need to offer a very different package to any received in the Primary setting, due to the limited facilities as a result of our small size. The biggest provision we offer is that of smaller class sizes, which increases 1 to 1 teacher support. This is often in place of TA provision and TA support is available only to those who need it most. All students on the SEN support list have an SEN support plan, compiled by the school in close liaison with parents and the student. This is reviewed at least three times per year. If it is felt that amendments are needed at any point outside of these review points, parents can contact the SENCO via email. The school also conducts regular assessment of all pupils, with weekly feedback from TAs and support staff about the students on the SEN support list. This information may be used to identify where additional provision could be necessary. If a child is not on the support list but needs support, this will be highlighted by assessment data, teacher feedback, observations, TA support and more. In this instance, school will always make contact with parents to discuss the best options together. A parent or student may also self-refer to the SENCO if they feel that they are in need of additional provision.

Future developments for SEND provision

We will continue to develop our existing provision as best we can and to access appropriate training as needed.

Contracts with other Local Authorities / Counties / Health providers

We liaise with a significant number of other agencies, as appropriate. Currently, we have members of external agencies visiting regularly, as per the needs set out for our students with educational statements. We liaise regularly with parents and sometimes deem specialist referrals to be appropriate. We also have termly link meetings with many external specialists, to gain extra support/advice for our staff and students in-school.

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