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Pupils are courteous, well-behaved and good company. When benefactor Oliver Wyatt was once asked about the ideal Maidwell pupil, he described him/her as the sort of child who ‘was invited to someone’s house and invited back again.’ His view still...

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The school features full boarding with plenty of parent access. Two or three leave outs per term run from Friday at 12.30pm until Monday at 7.30pm. In their first year children have the option of weekly boarding. There is also an attractive day pupil package. A significant building programme during the last 8 years has given the school enviable facilities including most recently an indoor swimming pool. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Pupils are courteous, well-behaved and good company. When benefactor Oliver Wyatt was once asked about the ideal Maidwell pupil, he described him/her as the sort of child who ‘was invited to someone’s house and invited back again.’ His view still holds true, with Maidwell putting an emphasis on being kind, well-mannered...

Headmaster

Since 2001, Mr Robert Lankester MA PGCE (50s). Educated at Elstree School, Charterhouse and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he read history. Worked as city stockbroker for seven years before deciding he wanted to teach – ‘the best decision I ever made.’ After PGCE at Durham, he spent 13 years at Uppingham, 10 as a housemaster. Enthusiastic and focused, with firm, no-nonsense approach. School has thrived under his leadership and introduction of girls in 2010 – ‘a very exciting development,’ he says – has gone smoothly....

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Special Education Needs

The school has a strong learning support department which provides extra lessons for those who need them. This covers moderate learning difficulties associated with dyslexia or dyspraxia together with study skills lessons and more general subject support. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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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