Demand for Autism Free School in Surrey

Surrey, UK – A free school for children with autism in north Surrey will be formally proposed as it has been found that there is a “big demand” for the facility, the BBC reports.

Temple’s School in Surrey would provide specialist education for children and teenagers who have autism, aged between four and 19.

The proposal will be presented to the Department for Education in October.

If approved the school will open in September 2016.

Project leader Sophy Lamond came up with the idea after seeing how her daughter aged 7 who has autism coped in mainstream school.

She says that the school is;

‘intended for children with high functioning autism who are capable of learning but are overwhelmed when surrounded by large groups of people.’

The original article on the BBC News Surrey website can be read here