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Wherever we went, a mop or broom was sure to be in attendance close by. Much appreciated cleaning team was particularly busy in recently (and handsomely) refurbished separate nursery/reception building - all whiteness and brightness, with space for big, pristine,...

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Amesbury is the only co-educational prep school in Hindhead/Haslemere and a gateway to a range of senior schools. We are a family school where siblings study together. Places are offered by date of registration not competitive entry, no commitments at weekends and prep is completed at school.
Pre-nursery operates all year round. No curriculum hierarchy - children are able to find a language in which they are articulate, which builds confidence. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Wherever we went, a mop or broom was sure to be in attendance close by. Much appreciated cleaning team was particularly busy in recently (and handsomely) refurbished separate nursery/reception building - all whiteness and brightness, with space for big, pristine, set piece indoor toys, recently enhanced with modish freeflow into secure outside area (complete with inevitable freeflow mud), all presided over by...

Headmaster

Since 1994, Mr Nigel Taylor BSc PGCE MA (50s). Previously deputy head, St Paul’s School, São Paulo. Married to Caroline. Attractively self-deprecating with lashings of charm, used to devastating effect on prospective parents who may see the strings being pulled but succumb anyway. Sensibly takes most round himself. ‘He was down on the carpet playing with my son,’ says mother, who signed up on the strength of it, despite having previously registered elsewhere.

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Special Education Needs

The school currently has three full time special needs specialists. The primary area of specialism is in dyslexic support. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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
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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