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Houses are run like families, with pupils learning to take responsibility. The number of day pupils who come in at weekends is good measure of how much there is to do. Academic tutors attached to houses, though in the sixth...

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Monkton Combe School aims to provide a full, varied, academic and all-round education based on Christian foundations. An education that encourages a personal faith and which sets standards for life, foremost of which are achievement in examinations, the development of potential, and a life-style that is based on discipline, respect and service to the modern world. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Science: Double Award A at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates (double))

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Houses are run like families, with pupils learning to take responsibility. The number of day pupils who come in at weekends is good measure of how much there is to do. Academic tutors attached to houses, though in the sixth form pupils choose their own tutors, The system aims to support inspire and encourage good working habits...


Since January 2016, Christopher Wheeler, previously principal and CEO of Hillcrest International School, Nairobi, Kenya. He has an English and philosophy degree from Durham and a PGCE from Bristol. Taught English at St John's, Leatherhead; then he moved to Peponi School, Kenya, as deputy head, boarding housemaster and head of English and drama. Back in the UK he became a housemaster at Brighton College and then head of St Christopher's, Hove, part of the Brighton College family of schools....

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Special Education Needs

Monkton is registered in the "CReSTeD" list of schools approved for the teaching of dyslexia. The Learning Support Department caters particularly for the needs of dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Monkton is experienced in concessions for examinations: administering extra time, readers, use of laptops and written transcripts for pupils with specific needs. Close and regular consultation takes place between the Learning Support Department, tutors and subject teachers. 09-09

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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