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About Us

Portesbery is an all age day school (3-19 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.

Our school is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am-3.15pm (31.25 hours per week).

Official school holidays, public holidays and INSET days can be viewed here.

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

 Please use the link below to visit the Surrey County Council website for the most up-to-date contact details:



Pupils who have an Education, Health and Care Pan are considered for admission between the ages of 3-19 years, up to the allocated number of 135 planned places. 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 led 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.

You can read more information on the Admissions page of our website.

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.


Financial Information

All local authority maintained schools are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year. This information is required to be published in bands of £10k.

Portesbery School currently has one member of staff earning in excess of £100,000. Their salary is between £100,000 and £110,000.

You can view Portesbery School's page on the Schools Financial Benchmarking Service here.