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  • Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools
    Marlston Road
    Hermitage
    Thatcham
    Newbury
    Berkshire
    RG18 9UL
  • Head: D J W Fleming & Mrs C Riley
  • T 01635 200293
  • F 01635 200190
  • E registrar@brockmarl.org
  • W www.brockmarl.org.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Berkshire
  • Pupils: 320
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £9,549 - £15,990; Boarding £21,474 pa
  • Open days: Held every term. Please telephone for details.
  • Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

History is clearly good fun; walls of history room festooned with pictures of students getting into the spirit of ancient times on Celtic Day (ably assisted by those 60 acres). Knights of the Sealed Knot have visited to perform re-enactments...

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What the school says...

Brockhurst (Boys) and Marlston House (Girls) are twin schools sharing the same estate in Hermitage, near Newbury, Berks. We offer a unique education with the best features of small single-sex classes and shared extra-curricular activities. Specialist and qualified staff promote a family atmosphere and prepare children for entry to leading independent schools. We have outstanding facilities with 12 acres of sports fields, a sports hall, 25m indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a superb equestrian centre. Our flexible boarding system allows children to board for one or more nights a week and full boarding is now offered. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

History is clearly good fun; walls of history room festooned with pictures of students getting into the spirit of ancient times on Celtic Day (ably assisted by those 60 acres). Knights of the Sealed Knot have visited to perform re-enactments of medieval battles. Plenty of...

Heads

Brockhurst head since 2000, Mr David Fleming MA MSc (50s); himself educated at Brockhurst, then Radley College followed by natural sciences at Trinity College, Oxford. A member of the family which owns the school, he projects an air of relaxed authority. Clearly in a very secure position, but doesn’t rest on his laurels. Parents like the fact that they are ‘talking to the decision-maker.’ Aims to ‘preserve schools’ family feel’ whilst maintaining high academic standards and improving existing facilities. Married with two daughters; wife has high flying job outside the school.

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Special Education Needs

Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools educate children of mixed ability but all are "mainstream" pupils. We have three part time SEN teachers (Dip.SpLD, AMBDA qualified) who assess and work in conjunction with class teachers and the English department to support pupils who are dyslexic or who have learning difficulties. Individual programmes of work are planned according to need and progress is monitored on a weekly basis. Pupils are taught on a one to one basis for two sessions per week depending upon individual need. Senior pupils often benefit from study skills to help basic organisational skills and revision towards Common Entrance and Scholarship work.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
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 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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