Gresham's A GSG School
- Head: Mr Douglas Robb
- T 01263 714500
- F 01263 712028
- E email@example.com
- W www.greshams.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Norfolk
- Pupils: 811
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £9,225 - 23,700; Boarding £24,150 - £32,970 pa
- Open days: Main Open Days take place in the Autumn and Summer terms
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Gresham's Prep School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Friendly pupils, unflustered and polite, with just the right amount of door-holding and rather less hair flicking and self-conscious teenage behaviour than usual. Un-flashy, country school, ‘It’s a Barbour and boots place.’ Day pupils are drawn from a large area...
What the school says...
Gresham's is a vibrant co-educational school where we bring out the best in each other. We provide a high quality, fully rounded education to boys and girls from the age of three in our Pre-Prep Nursery to Sixth Form students. We are fortunate to benefit from extensive and peaceful grounds in the pretty Georgian market town of Holt, just four miles from the coast and twenty-three miles from Norwich with its historical attractions and national and international transport links.
In 2016, the Independent Schools Inspectorate awarded the school 'excellent' in all nine categories following its inspection.
The breadth and diversity of our school community make for a happy, warm and supportive learning environment. Here, young people are prepared for rewarding personal and professional lives with the intellectual, personal and social qualities and skills needed to make a positive difference to the communities in which they live.
Pupils have many opportunities to participate in an exciting range of co-curricular sports, arts and music activities along with adventurous expeditions and community-based service. Gresham's is an All Steinway School, providing our musicians with world-class pianos on which to practise and develop their musical talents. Whilst we can boast first class academic achievements, the academic success and personal development of all pupils at all levels gives us the greatest sense of fulfilment and reward. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Photography) at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysFriendly pupils, unflustered and polite, with just the right amount of door-holding and rather less hair flicking and self-conscious teenage behaviour than usual. Un-flashy, country school, ‘It’s a Barbour and boots place.’ Day pupils are drawn from a large area of north Norfolk... In 2016, the School was awarded Excellent across all nine categories in all three schools in its ISI Inspection report.
Since September 2014, Douglas Robb MA (Edinburgh) politics, MEd (Homerton, Cambridge), previously head of Oswestry School. A post-university spell of teaching in Zimbabwe and at Fettes College helped decide his career. Following a post teaching politics and economics at Loughborough grammar, he taught and was a housemaster at Oundle for 10 very happy years which ‘totally persuaded me of the benefits of boarding.’ Quite a commanding physical presence (a former rugby player), extremely...
Special Education Needs
Greshams Learning Support department, housed in a newly extended support centre, deals mainly with pupils who are dyslexic, dyspraxic or dyscalculic. There are currently 105 pupils on the learning support register; 53 are receiving regular individual lessons from suitably qualified teachers, whilst those who have become independent learners may only need occasional help. All pupils are screened on entry to the school to ensure that anyone who needs help is identified and appropriate help is arranged. Pupils who are known to have a specific learning difficulty before they enter the school are tested by the head of learning support before entry. There is some limited in-class support for pupils who need a scribe for examinations, and many pupils use laptops as their usual method of presenting work. In the GCSE years pupils who have individual lessons usually take nine rather than ten GCSEs and the one-to-one sessions are supplemented by small study groups led by a teacher from the department. The results for pupils on the learning support register are good; all pupils usually achieve GCSE English, English literature and mathematics with at least a grade C and we would expect almost all of our pupils to take A levels and then go on to university.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|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|