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First thing you see, even before you enter the school proper, is a show case of last year’s trophies: an Olympic torch, carried by one of their youngsters and nestling cosily beside a Scotland under 16s rugby cap, and a...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

First thing you see, even before you enter the school proper, is a show case of last year’s trophies: an Olympic torch, carried by one of their youngsters and nestling cosily beside a Scotland under 16s rugby cap, and a fiddle score. The hall (good Victorian panelling) is decorated in French; and while the...

Headmaster

Since 2005 Mr Rod Grant BA PGDPSE (new qualification last year) (early 40s). Came from Hutcheson's where he was principal teacher of English, responsible for literacy. His original brief at Clifton Hall stretched through primary to S1. School had already started an all through policy, but had anticipated adding pupils year on year. Grant admitted to being a tad ‘unsettled’ but has no thoughts of leaving, nor of expanding beyond 400. During our discussion it was difficult to keep his eyes

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Special Education Needs

Our Nursery entry is not selective. Being in partnership with West Lothian and Edinburgh City Council enables some support from them as required. However, from J1 children with special needs are supported by the school and, for planned one to one support in our support for learning department. The combination of small classes and well motivated pupils and parents means children with mild difficulties may fare very well, without much additional support. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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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