Mowden Hall School A GSG School
- Mowden Hall School
- Head: Mr Neal Bailey
- T 01661 842147
- F 01661 842529
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.mowdenhall.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Northumberland
- Pupils: 140
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £8,700 - £16,650; Boarding £22,890 pa
- Open days: February, May, October
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Relaxed but cheerful, busy and purposeful atmosphere, a family school with a healthy balance of discipline and freedom...Though unusual for the times, no mobiles, no iPods or electronic devices allowed. Pupils communicate with their parents by the old fashioned means...
What the school says...
Boarding is central to the ethos of the school, with the Headmaster and his family living in the heart of the building. The Headmaster's wife takes a lead pastoral role and helps new boarders and their parents settle in to boarding life. There is a full weekend programme, together with a broad range of evening and extra-curricular activities. Music, drama and sport are particularly strong. Roughly 70% of children in the Prep School are full boarders. The school has high academic expectations and children achieve entry to the country's leading public schools.
Children in Year 7 spend a whole term at Chateau de Sauveterre near Toulouse in France, where they are immersed in the French culture and language. Mowden Hall is a member of the Cothill Educational Trust. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysRelaxed but cheerful, busy and purposeful atmosphere, a family school with a healthy balance of discipline and freedom...Though unusual for the times, no mobiles, no iPods or electronic devices allowed. Pupils communicate with their parents by the old fashioned means of weekly letters...concentrating on developing well-rounded individuals, whilst still aiming for those highly competitive top scholarships.
Since September 2014, Mr Neal Bailey BA PGCE (30s), previously directeur of Sauveterre, the French school which hosts the year 7 Mowden children for a term each year. He has also taught at Cothill. Educated at Eton and Newcastle University (international business management), and worked in the City before turning to education. He teaches French and maths and is a talented sportsman, particularly keen on football, running and tennis, plus skiing, surfing, camping and bushcraft.
Special Education Needs
The Learning Support Department's aim is to help children with specific learning difficulties to read, spell and cope with the academic curriculum, ultimately resulting in them passing Common Entrance in their final year. Pupils follow a multi-sensory teaching programme delivered by a specialist teacher, mostly on a one-to-one basis. The number of lessons they attend and the speed at which they complete the programme is tailored to their individual needs. The department liaises with colleagues across the teaching staff in order to provide support and encouragement to pupils across the whole curriculum, as well as outside agencies when necessary.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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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