Freemantles Outreach

Autism Outreach for Schools: Referrals

Our aim is to support pupils with Autism and related difficulties within their school setting. The Universal aspects of our service do not require a referral, but we must recieve a completed referral form before we can offer targetted support. 

We will observe the pupil in class and then advise staff on autism specific strategies.

Parents are welcome to attend that feedback session. We cannot offer home visits, as we are a service for schools, but we can offer telephone or email advice directly to parents. Please see the 'contact us' section for details. 

Targetted referrals are made through the School that the child attends. Parents and others who wish for the service to be provided for a child should approach the child's school and ask them to make the request.

There is usually a wait of around 6 weeks, although we have some flexibility for urgent cases. 

Who will be eligible for Targeted Autism Outreach?

We can accept referrals for school-age pupils who attend Surrey schools and academies. Independent schools, or those outside of the Surrey borders can access AOFS as a traded service. Most of the pupils that we support will have a diagnosis of autism, but some may not and a referral is still appropriate for pupils with similar needs, or those who are awaiting diagnosis. 

Who delivers Autism Outreach for Schools? 

Freemantles School - Primary Schools in the West (Waverley, Guildford, Woking, Surrey Heath, Runnymede, Speltrone and west Elmbridge)

Woodlands School - Primary Schools in the East (Tandridge, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, east Elmbridge)

Limpsfield Grange - Secondary Schools 

 Referrals for young people in primary schools can be made by:

1. Printing out and completing the referral form before sending it to us at Outreach Team, Freemantles School, Smarts Heath Road, Woking, GU22 0AN.

2. Downloading the form, completing it and emailing it through Egress to your link Outreach teacher or to

Vanessa Clark for schools in the west - vclark@freemantles.surrey.sch.uk.  

Lizzie Stockwell for schools in the East - elizabeth.stockwell@woodlands.surrey.sch.uk 

Click here to download the Outreach Referral Form    

For pupils in secondary schools, referrals are made through  Limpsfield Grange Outreach team (click here) or email debbiewalfordoutreach@limpsfield-grange.surrey.sch.uk for more information 

Are you referring a child who is in a pre-school or nursery setting? 

The Autism Outreach for Schools service is funded solely for school-age children, however we are working in partnership with the EY SEND team to support children in the Early Years through our STEPS program. Click here for more information.