ArnoldKEQMS (AKS) A GSG School
- ArnoldKEQMS (AKS)
Clifton Drive South
Lytham St Annes
- Head: Mr Mike Walton
- T 01253 784100
- F 01253 784150
- E email@example.com
- W www.arnoldkeqms.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Lancashire
- Pupils: 696
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: £7,413 - £10, 380 pa
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: ArnoldKEQMS (AKS) Junior School
What the Good Schools Guide says..
The site was refurbished at the time of the move so now, as well as adding new sports facilities, they’ve built a new library, drama studio and science laboratories, and many other facilities have been improved and updated. Such was...
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThe site was refurbished at the time of the move so now, as well as adding new sports facilities, they’ve built a new library, drama studio and science laboratories, and many other facilities have been improved and updated. Such was the intensity of the bad feeling over the merger – albeit from a relatively small group of parents – that those who objected have removed their children from the school, leaving behind a contented and harmonious community. Parents we spoke to said they were happy that the merger gave both schools a future…
Since September 2014, Mike Walton BA MA NPQH (50ish). He was state-educated in Folkestone, Kent and then studied geography at Lancaster and stayed there to do his PGCE.
During the ‘80s and ‘90s Mr Walton mainly taught
Special Education Needs
At King Edward VII & Queen Mary School the special educational needs of our pupils are met through the work of the Learning Support department and the individual subject/class teachers. We believe that all our students have skills, talents and abilities and as a school we have a responsibility to develop them to the full. Students with SEN are supported as necessary to help them achieve full access to the whole school curriculum. On entry into Year 7 we use information from feeder schools and parents to identify students with SEN. The Year group is screened within the first half term and any causes for concern are then further assessed. Any student, regardless of age, can, at any time, be assessed by the Head of Learning Support if there is cause for concern from teachers and/or parents. A variety of assessments are carried out to determine the type of support required. Once assessed a student, if deemed necessary, will follow one of two possible options: receive small group Learning Support, for 2–2 ½ hours per week; or attend a weekly lunchtime study skills clinic (both with specialist teachers). All Year 7 and 8 students receive in-class support in English lessons. Each student withdrawn for Learning Support has an Individual Education Plan which is reviewed on a six monthly basis. Those students who come to us with a Statement of Educational Needs will continue to have their statement reviewed annually for as long as is deemed necessary. The Special Educational Needs of our pupils include dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and speech and language difficulties. We believe it to be of vital importance to work closely with students, teachers and parents when assessing a student’s educational needs and when formulating a suitable Individual Education Plan. We work hard together to ensure that every student has the best possible chance of success.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|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|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|