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A happy place, where much is expected and much achieved. Staff, and therefore pupils, work to the highest Christian principles of honest work, self-discipline and concern for the needs of others. ‘It teaches how to be a good person,’ said...

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Monkton Prep is a most exciting place to live and work. It is a real privilege to play such an important part in the development of the young children that have been entrusted to our care.

Maintaining the delicate balance between academic success and personal development is one of the School's great strengths. From the tiny two-year olds in the Pre-Prep to the teenagers in the Prep School, the happiness of every child is of paramount importance. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

A happy place, where much is expected and much achieved. Staff, and therefore pupils, work to the highest Christian principles of honest work, self-discipline and concern for the needs of others. ‘It teaches how to be a good person,’ said one firmly non-Christian parent, ‘and allows children to be accepted and to make their own minds up.’

Acting Headmaster

Since September 2016, Tim Johns, a Monkton governor and recently retired head of The Hawthorns, Bletchingley. The new head from January 2017 will be Martin David, currently deputy head at Hazlegrove Prep. He has also been deputy head at St Andrew's Turi in Kenya. An old Montonian (he went through both junior and senior schools), he teaches maths and coaches a wide variety of sports teams. A committed Christian, he is married to Nicola and they have

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Special Education Needs

Learning support at Monkton is done in three ways. In-class support, one to one tuition in a specially equipped room, one to 5/6 group work. The three staff (one full time, two part-time) are trained to help children with mild/moderate learning difficulties. Learning support is charged as an extra. The school is also used by the Bath Dyslexia Institute as an 'outpost'. Extra help is given to dyslexic pupils as well as a range of other learning difficulties. 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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