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Wetherby Senior School

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The curriculum is engaging, rigorous and broad ranging. Pretty much unanimous praise for the teachers. ‘The teaching is really fantastic, the staff are so dedicated,' said one parent. Despite limited outdoor space (a meagre courtyard and terrace with popular table-tennis tables), sport is big with an excellent range of facilities in Marylebone (boxercise studio, a strength and conditioning suite, a state-of-the-art gym and spin studio), and an impressive go-fight-win head of department (ex Saracens and elite RFU referee). Younger boys at Wetherby have a…

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What the school says...

An independent day school for boys aged 11-18 in central London. In a fairly short history, Wetherby Senior has built a strong reputation as a forward-thinking, caring and successful community. Boys are encouraged - academically and socially - to reach their full potential, which is proudly reflected in the places alumni hold at top universities in the UK and overseas. ...Read more

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Since 2021, Josiah (Joe) Silvester BA PGCE MA, previously deputy head (academic) of coeducational Bancroft’s in Woodford Green. From an educational family – his father was a headmaster, his mother director of education. Attended the Ecclesbourne School near Derby before proceeding to Bristol University to study theology and RS, later taking an MA in educational leadership at King’s College London. First taught in the maintained sector in Birmingham before moving to Ipswich School in Suffolk, then to high-flying, all-boys City of London where he became head of department, housemaster and, latterly, assistant head. ‘I’ve spent the bulk of my professional life in London independent day schools, so Wetherby felt like a good fit,’ he says.

The third head since the school’s launch in 2015, he’s taken over a thriving institution where...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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