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What the Good Schools Guide says...

A charmingly unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere. The head confesses they are relaxed about petty issues – untucked shirts, scruffy uniform and clutter...Some grumbles about middle of the road children lost in the by the river still possible as long as a child can swim two lengths of the pool fully clothed.

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What the school says...

The Dragon is a highly renowned boarding and day school in Oxford for boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. The Dragons outstanding, all-round education encourages, enquiry, confidence, individuality and a love of learning. A creative academic curriculum is extended with extensive programmes of sport, music, drama, clubs activities. Family-style boarding in ten boarding houses from age 8 is at the heart of the school. Pupils of wide-ranging ability excel at the Dragon; this years leavers achieving excellent results at Common Entrance as well as 43 scholarships and awards to the countrys leading public schools.





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Special Education Needs

We offer support on a withdrawal basis up to two lessons a week. Children are taught in the Learning Support department by dyslexic trained teachers. Maths and Literacy support is offered. Mildly dyspraxic children are supported by way of a Motor skills program which runs before school three times a week. Children with mild Speech and Language difficulties have a lesson once a week from a visiting Speech and Language Therapist whom parents pay directly.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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