Danes Hill School A GSG School
- Danes Hill School
- Head: Willie Murdock
- T 01372 842509
- F 01372 844452
- E registrar@dane….surrey.sch.uk
- W www.daneshillschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Surrey
- Pupils: 880
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £6,405 - £17,745 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
It’s not about hothousing but giving primary aged children access to range of opportunities and subjects that come with giant-sized staff roster. Means more esoteric languages can be taught, vast range of school trips organised, recently including visits to Liverpool...
What the school says...
Situated in an impressive, leafy campus of 55 acres on the edge of Oxshott village, Danes Hill offer a very broad and diverse curriculum, outstanding pastoral care, extensive extra-curricular opportunities and impressive sporting, music and teaching facilities ensure that the children benefit from a high quality education where the individual is recognised, valued and encouraged to develop talents and pursue excellence.
The school has many strengths, including: Sport, Music, Drama and Art; modern language teaching - children learning French throughout the school and Spanish from Year 4; Year 8 children are encouraged to sit a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language candidates achieve top grades.
Challenge and opportunity are the key words of a Danes Hill education. We support and encourage our children to become self-confident and articulate individuals with a zest for learning and for life. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysIt’s not about hothousing but giving primary aged children access to range of opportunities and subjects that come with giant-sized staff roster. Means more esoteric languages can be taught, vast range of school trips organised, recently including visits to Liverpool to watch tide washing over Gormley figures, all courtesy of...
Since 2007, Mr Willie Murdock (50s), BA PGCE, both from Queen’s University, Belfast where studied Latin. Previously deputy head who stepped into the breach following sudden death of charismatic predecessor. CV short to extinction. Arrived at school as Latin teacher after qualifying in 1980s, loved it and simply never left. Though not one for introspection, career choice just might, he thinks, be down to desire to rework deficiencies in own education in N Ireland state system – rigour first class, teacher empathy rather less so.
Special Education Needs
Danes Hill School is committed to providing equal access for all pupils to a broad and balanced curriculum to which they are entitled. The school makes provision for pupils with special educational needs whether they have specific learning difficulties or are exceptionally able or 'gifted'. The Director of Learning Support co-ordinates provision from the Early Years to Year 8. Children are withdrawn for individual lessons and groupwork also is provided. Weekend workshops are offered for some exceptionally able pupils. All learning support staff have specialist qualifications. The school has a comprehensive assessment and monitoring system to ensure that each pupil has the opportunity to develop their true potential. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|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|