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  • Peter Symonds College
    Owens Road
    Winchester
    Hampshire
    SO22 6RX
  • Head: Mr Stephen Carville
  • T 01962 852764
  • F 01962 857501
  • E psc@psc.ac.uk
  • W www.psc.ac.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 16 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Hampshire
  • Pupils: 4000
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding £12,675 - £13,620 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Everything is here, both in terms of subject matter and the full range of human ability, from the star student who became head of the Cambridge Union last year to those who bump along at the bottom with a string...

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What the school says...

Our 2014 exam results once again demonstrate the astounding achievements of
our students. The College has maintained its 99% pass rate at A level and 91% at AS level. Sixty-two percent of A level grades achieved were either A*, A or B grades and fifty percent of our students obtained at least one A* or A grade. This year, 1,436 students progressed to university and 565 students accepted places at Russell Group universities. In fact, statistics from the Department for Education show that more students go to Russell Group universities from Peter Symonds than any other school or college in the country.

However, Peter Symonds is not just about academic success and our students make up the Colleges large and vibrant community with a myriad of talents and countless interests. We develop well-rounded, open-minded individuals with ambitious goals and a genuine sense of social responsibility. Great emphasis is placed on encouraging and guiding each student personally and academically, creating a stimulating, friendly and supportive place to study. Students are encouraged to take part in the extensive activities programme and for many, sport is also a key part of college life, regularly achieving wins at local, county and national level.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)

School associations

State boarding school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Everything is here, both in terms of subject matter and the full range of human ability, from the star student who became head of the Cambridge Union last year to those who bump along at the bottom with a string of Ds and Es. No streaming. Largish class sizes with 15-19 average – sounds overwhelming in theory but seems to work in practice. Exam results outshine...

Principal

Since 2013, Mr Stephen Carville. Joined Peter Symonds in 2002 as assistant principal and was promoted to vice principal two years later. Prior to joining Symonds he was an HMI inspector for Ofsted, leading college and area inspections nationally and before that, worked at Barton Peveril College as curriculum manager for business, economics and modern languages. He has been a manager and teacher in other sixth form, tertiary and general...

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Special Education Needs

The college has an experienced and well qualified Learning Support department. Specialisms include dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, English as a second language, support for visual and hearing impairment and Asperger's. There are three co-ordinators: Co-ordinator for Learning Difficulties; Co-ordinator for Physical Disabilities; and an Inclusive Learning Co-ordinator. On our Adult Education Site there is an adult learning support co-ordinator providing support for adults. Experienced Learning Support Assistants support both in, and outside the classroom, ensuring that the needs of the students are met. The services of other professionals are brought in as required. 09-09

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