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Originally founded mid 14th century by a local vicar, the boarders still attend the church where it all began. Re-founded in 1898 by Victorian pioneer Cecil Grant, who surprised everyone by creating a coeducational school and also opening a sister...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)

School associations

State boarding school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Originally founded mid 14th century by a local vicar, the boarders still attend the church where it all began. Re-founded in 1898 by Victorian pioneer Cecil Grant, who surprised everyone by creating a coeducational school and also opening a sister school in Harpenden. The Queen has visited three times to date; this is a place that...

Headmaster

Since September 2012, Mr Simon Jackson MA (Oxon) MEd FRSA (30s), previously deputy head, only the eighth head in the last 115 years. Educated at the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham and St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he studied biological sciences. Did his PGCE at Wolfson College, Oxford and MEd at University of Gloucestershire. Married with a young family, he is youthful, well-respected, hugely bright and enthusiastic; ‘We plough our own furrow here’. He clearly enjoys the freedoms academy...

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Special Education Needs

The school recognises that each one of its pupils is unique and aims to meets their needs as far as possible within the budget available. The school does not specialise in supporting particular categories of SEN. Parents are strongly advised to discuss any known difficulty with the school before applying for admission. Keswick operates within the Cumbrian umbrella that designates specific schools for more complex special needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
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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