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Each boarding house has up to 60 pupils and the furthest is no more is than a ten-minute walk from the heart of the school. We visited soon after the school’s annual pushcart race, hotly contested by all. The victorious...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Independent School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)


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What The Good Schools Guide says

Each boarding house has up to 60 pupils and the furthest is no more is than a ten-minute walk from the heart of the school. We visited soon after the school’s annual pushcart race, hotly contested by all. The victorious house had a jaunty skull and crossbones flag fluttering from a top window...


Since 2014, Peter Green MA PGCE (early 50s), previously head of Ardingly. Educated at St Joseph’s College, Dumfries, then University of Edinburgh, where he read geography. Although he comes from a family of lawyers and judges he always wanted to be a teacher. Studied for Cert Ed in religious studies and PGCE at St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education (now part of the University of Glasgow). First job was at an inner-city comprehensive in the Gorbals. He taught at St Olave’s Grammar...

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Special Education Needs

Rugby is committed to the full development of the talents of its pupils, regarding learning disabilities more as challenges than obstacles. Provision is made on small group or one-to-one basis for those requiring it, and a qualified and experienced department is on hand to respond flexibly to a variety of special educational needs.

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