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  • Colfe's School
    Horn Park Lane
    SE12 8AW
  • Head: Richard F Russell
  • T 020 8852 2283
  • F 020 8297 1216
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Greenwich
  • Pupils: 1,055
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £11,934 - £16,110 pa
  • Open days: June, September, October & November. Open mornings every Monday by appointment
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Corridors adorned with pupils' work and achievements; atmosphere is positive and busy with smartly dressed, friendly pupils and helpful staff. Bleak, utilitarian brick buildings softened by......

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What the school says...

Entrance examination consists of: 11 + Maths & English. Also 13+ & 16+. Scholarships: 11+, 13+ & 16+.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Classical Greek at an English Independent School (GCSE Short Course)

Other features

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Corridors adorned with pupils' work and achievements; atmosphere is positive and busy with smartly dressed, friendly pupils and helpful staff. Bleak, utilitarian brick buildings softened by...


Since 2005, Richard Russell (50s), previously deputy warden of Forest School. Educated in Ireland and went on to read classics at Cambridge. He started his career as a Latin teacher; teaching initially attracted him as it would allow him to pursue his interest in archaeology and attend digs during the long summer holidays. Knows everybody and what they're up to, teaches Latin to year 7. He spent 15 years at Sevenoaks coordinating the IB programme; however, he has never thought it particularly suitable for Colfe's and is a great fan of A levels. A professional and pleasant person, say parents, easy to get on with and ambitious for his pupils....

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Special Education Needs

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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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