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  • Worth School
    Paddockhurst Road
    Turners Hill
    Crawley
    West Sussex
    RH10 4SD
  • Head: Mr Stuart McPherson
  • T 01342 710200
  • F 01342 710230
  • E information@worth.org.uk
  • W www.worthschool.org.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 575
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: Day £14,970 - £22,050; Boarding £18,990 - £31,140 pa
  • Open days: September, October, November, February, March, April
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Idleness, said St Benedict, is hostile to the soul, a message taken to heart here, particularly when it comes to sport. Website oozes Catholic take on muscular Christianity (a six pack, at least) featuring video that cuts away to reveal...

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What the school says...

Worth is now fully co-educational in all year groups. Derived from the Benedictine ethos on which the school was founded, Worth is a friendly place with the input from Worth Abbey providing unrivalled chaplaincy support and stability. The school is maintaining the momentum on its development plans with recent investment in an astro-turf pitch, two new science labs, refurbished accommodation for day boys and a new-build accommodation for one of the boarding houses. We offer a broad curriculum, where students can opt for the International Baccalaureate Diploma or A Levels. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking History at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Computer Appreciation at an English Independent School (VRQ Level 2)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Sports

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Idleness, said St Benedict, is hostile to the soul, a message taken to heart here, particularly when it comes to sport. Website oozes Catholic take on muscular Christianity (a six pack, at least) featuring video that cuts away to reveal rugby team pitting strength against giant grass roller (and winning, naturally: it’ll be a jumbo from nearby Gatwick Airport next). Deceptive, however, as...

Head Master

Since September 2015, Mr Stuart McPherson, previously a housemaster at Eton College and teacher of English. He took his bachelors degree at the University of Western Australia before completing an MA in literature and religion at Newcastle. He has also taught at Sydney Grammar School. He is married to Johneen, who is the director of studies at St Mary’s Ascot, and they have four children.

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Special Education Needs

In each year group a small number of students receive help from The Learning Support department. A great deal of importance is attached to informing all members of staff on a regular basis of the nature of each student's learning needs. In this way, all teaching staff can work to help students to feel secure and to succeed in the classroom. All pupils referred to The Learning Support department follow Worth's mainstream academic curriculum and additional support programs take place in 40 minute sessions during the school day. Small group lessons are normally sufficient to meet student's needs though 1-1 specialist lessons may be available at additional cost and are subject to teacher availability and timetable restrictions. Specialist lessons are held in The Learning Support Suite, where extensive use is made of our ICT facilities. Initially, all students requiring learning support must provide the school with an external educational psychologist's report. This assists with the diagnosis of problems and the structuring of programmes for their solution. Each student works with a specialist teacher. Most receive literacy and study skill support, while a small number have specialist help in maths. Strategies are introduced to help improve basic literacy skills, working memory and concentration. As pupils progress through the school, increasing emphasis is placed on learning how to learn. Time management, higher reading skills, question analysis, coursework planning and revision skills are important preparation for the demands of GCSE and beyond. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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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