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School seems to have a real knack for building pupils’ confidence; one parent told us that she had been ‘astonished’ by her child’s academic progress. ‘She used to struggle, now she’s flying’. Boarding was described to us as ‘laid back’...

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Set in an idyllic 230 acre Cotswold estate between Cheltenham and Cirencester, Rendcomb College provides a stimulating, challenging and exciting all-round education. Strong academic results are achieved and there is a full programme of sport, drama and musical opportunities for all to explore. Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and at 16+ and bursaries can also be applied for.

Our mission is to develop thoughtful, adventurous and academically ambitious young people who are life-long learners. We aim to prepare them with the character and skills to succeed in the ever-changing world after school. Our pupils have the freedom to experience, explore and enquire about the world around them. We aim to encourage independence and tolerance in a safe, caring community and magnificent natural environment.

Younger children regularly use the large forest school and woodland classroom facilities and outdoor education has been developed throughout the age ranges for team building and leadership training. In addition to the magnificent listed buildings that house the school's classrooms, a deer park, golf course and wilderness area are all available on site.

A new Performing Arts Centre is currently under construction and is due for completion in autumn 2016 ready for the 2016/17 academic year.
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Sports

Polo

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

School seems to have a real knack for building pupils’ confidence; one parent told us that she had been ‘astonished’ by her child’s academic progress. ‘She used to struggle, now she’s flying’. Boarding was described to us as ‘laid back’ and we rather agree. Rules is rules, of course – we’re not talking about...

Headmaster

Since September 2015, Robert Jones, previously deputy head at Shiplake College. Educated at Swansea (economics), Worcester (PGCE) and Buckingham (MBA); has also taught economics and business at Canford, Clifton College, King's Worcester and Dauntsey's, coached rugby and rowing and run day and boarding houses. While at Shiplake, he undertook successful major reorganisations of the timetable, pastoral care and teaching systems - so unlikely to rest on his laurels here. Two children.

Head of juniors since September 2015, Victoria Beevers, previously deputy head...

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Special Education Needs

In keeping with our philosophy of catering for the individual, we provide individual tuition and support for children with mild learning difficulties. Rendcomb College will accept pupils who have specific learning difficulties provided it is confident that the pupil can access and cope with the demands of the mainstream curriculum as delivered by subject teachers. The Learning Support Department aims to provide specialist tuition in reading, spelling, maths and study skills for any pupil in the school who is in need of extra teaching at any stage in their school career. Support and guidance is given to pupils with specific learning difficulties who do not need extra tuition so that they are able to achieve their full potential.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
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 Y
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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