Pinewood School A GSG School
- Pinewood School
- Head: Mr Philip Hoyland
- T 01793 782205
- F 01793 783476
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.pinewoodschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 421
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £8,745 - £16,830; plus weekly boarding supplement £4,110 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
True country prep, car park more mud-splattered four-by-fours than flashy Ferraris. Concentrates on extending childhood – the pre-pubescent 'up-do, make-up and manicure' brigade would either roll-up their sleeves and regain their innocence – or, likely as not, hate......
What the school says...
We would like to think that Pinewood is a little different. What makes it so is intangible, but nevertheless apparent in the atmosphere that permeates the school, is embodied in our vision, aims and values and evident in our approach to life.
Pupils are prepared for top Independent Senior Schools at both Common Entrance and scholarship level through a blend of traditional and forward-thinking teaching which encourages independence in learning and fosters academic excellence. Music, drama, art and sport are seen as vital to a child's development and the school offers, in addition, a wide range of activities. Manners, self-reliance and a regard for others are valued principles upon which the school's ethos is built. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysTrue country prep, car park more mud-splattered four-by-fours than flashy Ferraris. Concentrates on extending childhood – the pre-pubescent 'up-do, make-up and manicure' brigade would either roll-up their sleeves and regain their innocence – or, likely as not, hate...
Since 2002, Mr Philip Hoyland BEd (50s), educated at The Downs, Malvern, followed by Cheltenham College. Read English and education at Exeter; previously housemaster, then deputy head, at The Dragon. Married to the warm, compassionate Henrietta; they met at Ludgrove when she was under-matron and he a rookie teacher (they have three grown-up children). Very much a partnership, her gentle humour a foil for his sense of adventure; both fully involved with the school (she is head of girls' boarding and central to much of school life).
Articulate, charming, a gentleman, Mr Hoyland wants...
Special Education Needs
Pinewood has 3 full-time and 2 part-time teachers in our Learning Skills department. We can cater for mild problems and by negotiation for more severe difficulty. It would be very rare for us to accept a child with behaviourial difficulties. In any event, to protect the academic nature of the school, we can only offer help to 1 in 5 of our pupils and that ratio determines whether a child with some academic problems could be accepted onto our roll.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|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|