The Solar Centre

The Solar Centre is one of eight Specialist Centres attached to a mainstream school opened in Surrey in September 2004 catering for the education of Key Stage 2 children with learning difficulties.  

Surrey specialist centres for learning and additional needs (primary) are designed to meet the needs of children with identified general learning difficulties. The children will benefit from attending mainstream classes and regular social interaction with their mainstream peers, however regular withdrawal to access additional specialist support is required, in order to successfully achieve their educational outcomes. Children may additionally have autism, speech and language needs, medical or physical needs. Through the additional support available at the specialist centre, children will gain strategies to manage increasing independence in their learning. Students will be in receipt of a statement of special educational needs or an EHC Plan. Admissions will be through the Surrey County Council SEND admissions process

At Loseley Fields Primary School we see the Solar Centre as a centre for the inclusion of pupils with moderate learning difficulties within a thriving mainstream primary school. Pupils who attend the Solar Centre come from a wider local area than most of the mainstream school children and those eligible are entitled to school transport provided by Surrey County Council. We have 16 places for children from Year 3 upwards, who will usually have had a high level of support in their KS1 school.

The Solar Centre staff work as part of the Loseley Fields Primary School team and provide specialist teaching support for the pupils within the Centre as well as learning support within the mainstream school setting. The Centre pupils all belong to a year group class and access the National Curriculum as fully as possible.

Overall, we want our Solar Centre pupils to fulfil their potential, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, to be independent and enthusiastic learners and to develop a love of learning, regardless of the barriers that stand in their way.