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From September 2016, West Hill School in Leatherhead began its transition from a secondary school for pupils with learning difficulties to a county wide primary school for learning and additional needs. It will provide 112 places (16 per year group). West Hill will take pupils with more complex learning difficulties, including speech and language difficulties, autism and/or medical needs.

As an outstanding school, significant investment will be made to develop the West Hill School site to create a centre of excellence for Surrey’s primary aged children with learning and additional needs. In a central location, the school is accessible and the buildings can be adapted for complex needs pupils. It will support the whole county and develop expertise for inclusive learning and additional needs practice in Surrey’s specialist and primary learning difficulties centres and mainstream schools.

The school will offer seven full time equivalent nursery provision on an assessment basis. The school started taking primary school children in September 2016; it ceased taking new secondary pupils in September 2016 and will continue to provide for remaining secondary aged pupils until 2020.

For queries regarding your child’s place your first point of contact should be your case worker.  To book a visit to the school please ring us on 01372 814714.

For queries regarding the transition please contact Zarah Lowe at Surrey County Council on 01483 519393.

Primary Curriculum

We have now finalised the curriculum offer for Reception, please see the documents below

Reception Resourced Areas – 2016

Reception Autumn Term Overview

Nursery Curriculum

We have now finalised the curriculum offer for Nursery Spring Term, please see the document below

Nursery Spring Term Overview

Building Works

We will have builders on site from April 2017 until March 2018 at which time West Hill will have completed its refurbishment programme. Timetable to follow shortly.

West Hill School Admissions 2017-2018

As part of our school transition to a primary school in September 2017 we will be in a position to admit pupils into Reception Year and Year 3, Open Mornings details below.

  • Update – We have now arranged dates for open mornings for the September 2017 admission as below:
    • Reception – 23rd February and 27th March 2017 at 9.45am
    • Year 3 – 22nd February 2017 at 9.45am

Please contact the school office to book yourself onto an open morning, phone 01372 814714.

Information for Parents – FAQ’s for Transition

Please find the FAQ that West Hill has prepared FAQs, hopefully this will answer many or all of your questions regarding the transition.