Joint Statement from The Ashcombe, Therfield and Carrington Schools updated September 2021

South East Surrey Schools Education Trust (SESSET) was formed by the Governing Bodies of The Ashcombe School, Dorking, Therfield School, Leatherhead and Carrington School (formerly The Warwick School), Redhill, and became operational on 1 January 2017.

There was widespread support from parents, staff and other interested parties in the local communities that, in the light of the wider political educational situation, the three schools should be pro-active in forming a partnership which enabled them to work together whilst maintaining their own identity and ethos. SESSET has been in operation for over four years now, and parents and young people have seen that vision turned into a reality.

The formation of our trust has been an exciting opportunity to further improve the life chances of our young people and to support one another in a wider variety of ways, and maintaining our relationships with all those schools, colleges and other organisations with whom we have collaborated so positively in the past.  Developments such as the substantial building projects have been led by the schools with support from SESSET.

Our pride in the unique, individual ethos of each of our schools and our commitment to common values rooted in inclusivity and collaborative partnership are enhanced and strengthened through the formality of this powerful partnership.

Formal information

Therfield School, The Ashcombe School and Carrington School (formerly The Warwick School) have formed, and are part of, South East Surrey Schools Education Trust (SESSET), a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10479401. The registered address is The Ashcombe School, Ashcombe Road, Dorking Surrey, RH4 1LY.