Surrey School Gets Seal of Approval from New Students

Osborne celebrated the official opening of Portesbery Special Educational Needs (SEN) School in Deepcut, Surrey, with those who will benefit the most from the £12million project – the students.

The new school significantly increases the number of students able to attend the SEN school from 75 to 105.

Joined by head teacher Matthew Sartin and Surrey County Council Project Manager John Farrer, Osborne, led by Senior Site Manger Chris Hickman, toured the school, introducing the students to their new facilities.

Head teacher, Portesbery School, Matthew Sartin said: “Working with Osborne has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for all involved. They have taken the time to understand the individual needs of each of our different groups of students and considered these throughout the whole process. Our Re-build Committee (made up of a range of students with different needs) have visited the site on regular occasions and this final visit has been the icing on the cake! The student’s reactions were amazing and we cannot wait to move in.”

Osborne Site Manager, Hudson Holt said: “Being there, seeing the student’s faces and their reactions when they first saw the new school was fantastic.  Watching them interact with their new sensory stimulation room was a wonderful moment which I won’t forget.”

The students will take full occupation and start using their new school from November 2015.