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Welcome to Frewen College - a unique school for young people between the ages of 7 and 19, with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, and Speech, Language and Communication needs.

Frewen’s roots go back over 100 years, making it one of the oldest such schools in the world.

Our school has a friendly, "family" feel, and the pupils are courteous and cheerful. In a recent Ofsted Inspection, inspectors judged the pupils’ behaviour to be "outstanding", and commented on the school’s "highly appropriate focus on the pupils’ specific learning difficulties".

SpLD can affect children of all abilities, and we are committed to ensuring that every Frewen pupil achieves the highest level of success possible. Each child’s needs are thoroughly assessed, and individual support provided, in small classes, supplemented where appropriate with one-to-one tuition or therapy, the setting of ambitious but achievable expectations, the careful tracking of progress and the provision of quality feedback.

Pupils joining Frewen College from other schools may have been working as hard as, or harder than, their peers, but they have been held back and made to feel under-valued because their Specific Learning Difficulties have either not been recognised, or have not been properly addressed.

Our team has immense experience in helping children with a range of educational needs. All our classroom staff, including Teaching Assistants, have specialist dyslexia training, and our therapists and counsellors provide additional one to one support on site where required.

The school is divided into three parts: the Prep School, the Senior School, and the Sixth Form, which we run in conjunction with our partner establishments Bexhill College and Plumpton College. This means we can provide ‘all through’ education from age 7 upwards, and can admit appropriate pupils at any stage of their school career. We can also boast pupils and staff from all over the world!

If you think Frewen may be the right school for your child please contact us and we will arrange for you to visit us. I sincerely hope that we can help you, and I look forward to meeting you.

Nick Goodman




Our College


Ages 7 to 11

Our separate Prep School for pupils from age 7 to 11 is situated in its own grounds,  just across the road from the main school buildings, where pupils have lunch and some specialist lessons.

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Ages 12 to 16

Our Senior School is set in the historic  Brickwall estate, in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex.  Pupils follow the National Curriculum and, in KS4,  choose from a range a range of GCSE and vocational qualifications.

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Sixth Form

Ages 16 to 19

Our new Sixth form offers a range of A Level and vocational options, in collaboration with our Partner Colleges, with additional Frewen courses and support, plus boarding if required.

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Everything you need to know: the profile of Frewen pupils, the application process, opportunities to visit, evaluations etc.

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