maria montessori primary school

[] - 24 January 2012

Welcome to our website for more information on the Free School we are hoping to set up in the area. Please complete the parent questionnaire you will find here.  Also find more information on Montessori education 

We provide after-school maths and English tuition tailored to the student's needs, using the long-established Kumon method. (See the website for further details.)
Our sessions are held in the modern community centre in Deepcut, just off The Maultway. We cater for students from Camberley, Frimley, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Lightwater, Bagshot, Deepcut and surrounding areas.
Kumon's after-school maths and English programmes are tailored to each individual child and students work at their own pace on work that matches their ability. This makes Kumon suitable for all children of all ages and abilities.


[] - 23 February 2006

Principal - Mrs Sutindar Lal .

Ages 2 to 5 years  Warm, happy and structured approach  Flexibility to suit your family needs  Room for your child to grow  A Holistic environment for your child's formative years.  OFSTED approved, accredited by MEUK & registered to provide NEG Grant for 3 & 4 year olds

International Christian College, Glasgow

[] - 02 April 2005
International Christian College, Glasgow is one of the largest interdenominational evangelical theological training colleges in the UK (Scotland), with particular strength in training for cross-cultural mission, and youth, children?s and urban ministry
The Sanctuary

Dorothy Beeson is The Swan Sanctuary's founder and recipient of the British Empire Medal for her unstinting work in swan welfare which started in her back garden in the 1980s. Dot sold her house to help pay for the costs of setting up the present sanctuary on a 3-acre site in Egham, Surrey where she has lived ever since in a caravan with her partner, Steve, over 20 cats and 2 parrots! As mentioned on our home page, the site currently comprises 10 nursing ponds, 4 rehabilitation lakes, an operating theatre, an X-ray room, a washing room for oiled swans, an intensive care ward and an isolation room.

The Victims

Swans have few natural enemies. Unfortunately there is no shortage of unnatural threats: thousands of swans are attacked, poisoned, shot and injured every year.

The Dangers

One of the most common causes of injury to swans is discarded fish hooks. Swans forage on river beds for their food so a hook and line can easily be swallowed.

Another great danger is power lines, especially where they are near to water. The swans often can't see them and a whole flock crashes. Despite our pleas, the power companies have so far refused to fit plastic discs to the lines to increase visibility, even though this has been successful in other countries.

There is always a problem with vandalism, such as people throwing stones or firing air rifles at the birds. Sometimes the adult swans are killed so that the cygnets can be stolen, but most times the attacks are completely mindless.

But the biggest threat remains pollution, whether industrial or domestic. Oil toxicosis is caused by spillage of petroleum products and is not easy to treat. We're regularly called in to deal with major incidents such as the 1996 Sea Empress oil spillage. At the same time many people don't realise that if, for example, they let engine oil drain into the gutter it will end up in a river. Small spillages like this add up to another Sea Empress every year.

The Rescue

The Swan Sanctuary and its associate centres around the country are on 24-hour alert, 365 days a year. When a 'swan in distress' call comes in the local rescue squad is on its way within minutes. At the scene the rescuers assess the situation and provide 'front-line' emergency treatment. More seriously injured birds are then rushed to the sanctuary for intensive care.

The Treatment

At the sanctuary each injured bird is examined and X-rayed before going into our operating theatre - the only one of its kind in the country - where a full range of anaesthetic, oxygenation and surgical equipment is available.

After initial treatment each patient is transferred to the intensive care ward and its condition closely monitored. Well over 3,000 swans and thousands more waterbirds are currently treated every year.

The Recovery

Once a bird regains fitness it is placed in one of our outdoor rehabilitation pens. Each swan is placed among those from the area closest to its home territory. Finally, after a lot of care, attention and highly nutritious food, the swan is ready for the most satisfying part of the sanctuary's work - the return to its natural habitat.

Sometimes a disabled bird is no longer capable of defending its territory and its young. In these cases we consult our list of 'protected' waters to find the swan a new home where help is on hand. We are always on the look out for suitable new lakes and waterways so, if you feel you can help, please contact us for further information.

The Future

After many years on the Egham site we are now looking for new premises such that a far larger swan sanctuary and environmental centre can be developed. It is hoped that the new site will enable us to expand our work and will include a visitor centre and an education unit for schools, universities, conservation groups and industry.

School Reunions UK

[] - 11 July 2003
A professional school reunion organiser organiser. See for more deails

Surrey Satro

[] - 01 November 2002
The Surrey SATRO (Science and Technology Regional Organisation) exists to boost young peoples' understanding of science, technology, engineering and industry, particularly by helping to build closer working relationships between schools and industry.
If you are actively seeking employment in the educational field then this site is the place for you.
If you are actively seeking employment in the educational field then this site is the place for you.
A very useful list of information all about schools and education.

Schools Net

[] - 04 April 2002
A list of every school in the UK.
A vast amount of educational resources reviewed by UK teachers.
A fantastic learning resource.

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