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About Us

Portesbery is an all age day school (2 -19 years) catering for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). Pupils may have additional sensory impairments, physical difficulties or challenging behaviour. 

Our Headteacher is Nathan Aspinall.

The school first opened on January 29th 1973 and was designed under the Ministry of Health prior to Special Schools becoming the responsibility of the Ministry of Education under the 1970 Education Act; as a result it was taken over and built by the Education Authority.

In 2015 the school moved in to brand new, purpose-built premises in Deepcut, Camberley.

Local Authority

Surrey Children’s Services is based at:
County Hall


Pupils who have a statement of special educational needs are considered for admission between the ages of 2-19 years, up to the allocated number of 115 planned places (it is expected that the school will be able to offer more places in the coming years). In some cases the school accepts pupils on assessment places and the school will contribute to the statutory assessment procedures, however prospective parents and children usually need to go through an admissions panel which are lead by: Surrey County Council, NW Local Education Area. The school also accepts applicants based in other Local Authorities. Parents wanting a place should always contact their case manager in the first instance. Places are allocated according to greatest need.

Click here for a link to the school and college performance tables service.


Visits to the school are always welcomed and prospective parents should contact the school to arrange an appointment, so that we can ensure that you can get the most from your visit.