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The entrance examinations for Slough Grammar School consist of: 11+ - VR, non-VR; Sixth Form entry requires a minimum of 4 A*-Bs and passes in English and Maths.

We are an accredited Initial Teacher Training provider and we have The British Council International School status and are a designated Languages and Science College. We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and adopt the ethos of the IB learner profile.

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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

School associations

State grammar school

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Special Education Needs

As a mainstream mixed selective grammar school our range of pupils with Special Educational Needs is limited by their need to pass the entrance examinations. In Slough we have gained a reputation for promoting inclusion for all pupils with SEN and have a proven track record of managing the needs of these young people with measurable success. We have a number of pupils with a range of physical disabilities, some of whom are wheelchair users. We will soon have a special toilet and shower facility and a physio room to ensure that we can fully meet the needs of these pupils. We also have a number of pupils with sensory impairment, some of whom are statemented. This includes both Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment. We also have some pupils on the autistic spectrum, including a couple with Asperger's, who have varying degrees of support in the classroom. We have pupils with Specific Learning Difficulty and their needs are met with individual support and a multi-sensory approach to teaching. Special arrangements for examinations are made for pupils with SEN, where their needs indicate this to be appropriate. We have a few pupils with behavioural problems who receive support as required to enable them to access the curriculum and manage their own behaviour. We are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of professionals working as specialists in the fields mentioned above. They provide invaluable support and advice for students, their families and the school staff.

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

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