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Traditional, yet progressive, it feeds off its history but is not hidebound by it. Teachers – all of whom are involved in pastoral care and who really get to know the children – are known for being a thoroughly committed...

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Felsted School is an ideal size to ensure sensitive attention is paid to the needs of each individual child whilst still offering a broad curriculum and a fantastic range of facilities. Felstedians work hard to gain academic success and to become skilful in a wide range of extra-curricular pursuits. A Felsted education will also provide its pupils with the attributes needed for adult life. The virtues of tolerance and kindness and the ability to work hard and to contribute positively to society will be cultivated here as will self-confidence and intellectual curiosity. We want all pupils to achieve their individual best, both during their time at Felsted and in their adult lives. Felsted offers the International Baccalaureate in addition to A Levels and has recently opened a new state-of-the-art Music School.

Felsted has been a Global Member of the Round Square Organisation since 2010.

Felsted celebrated 450 years of outstanding education in 2014, one of only a handful of schools to reach this significant milestone. Indeed, so significant that Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Phillip joined the School for lunch and a special Anniversary Assembly to celebrate. All pupils also attended a special service at St.Paul's Cathedral in May, via a specially chartered train called The Felsted Flyer and enjoyed an historical pageant and family day for all the community, past and present, in May.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking History of Art at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

Curricula

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

School associations

Round Square - a network of 40 schools worldwide that share ideals such as internationalism, adventure and service.

Sports

Polo

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Traditional, yet progressive, it feeds off its history but is not hidebound by it. Teachers – all of whom are involved in pastoral care and who really get to know the children – are known for being a thoroughly committed bunch, with a positive and engaged staff common room. Overall impression of being a happy, happening place with parents content to be swept along for the ride. ‘I’d be amazed if you found a Felstedian that wakes up and think, “I don’t want to go to school today",’ said one student.

Headmaster

Since September 2015, Chris Townsend BA PGCE (40s), previously deputy head. Classics degree from Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner and won three cricket blues. First teaching post at alma mater Dean Close, then housemaster and head of boarding at Stowe, then to Felsted in...

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Special Education Needs

The ambition of the Learning Support Department is to support and to develop pupils' learning so that they can achieve their full potential within the curriculum. This will be achieved mainly through one to one and small group work with some assistance in individual lessons. Pupils' difficulties will vary and so the level and nature of support given will reflect this. Pupils who are dyslexic or have a specific learning difficulty will follow specially devised courses in order to meet their particular needs. Pupils are screened for learning difficulties and a register is kept up to date to ensure that teaching staff are aware of the needs of the pupils they are teaching. Individual Education Plans are produced to assist pupils. When appropriate, assessment occurs so that pupils can qualify for extra time in public exams if deemed necessary. It is hoped that pupils will increasingly take responsibility for their learning and make use of the support this department offers as and when they require it.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
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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