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Caterham Preparatory School is not the place for a slacker – one mother felt strongly it was all work and no (or not enough) play. Although a two-hour lunch break, it can be fairly chocka with music and games practice...

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Set in extensive grounds, Caterham Prep School is an integral part of Caterham School and most pupils progress to the Senior School at age 11, when boarding is also available if neeeded.
The School's website will give you more information, but a visit is recommended when the school is in session to see the wide range of educational experiences that are offered. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Caterham Preparatory School is not the place for a slacker – one mother felt strongly it was all work and no (or not enough) play. Although a two-hour lunch break, it can be fairly chocka with music and games practice and other clubs and activities. Certainly not...

Headmaster

Since 2005, Mr Howard Tuckett MA (Ed) HDE (50s). Born in Epping, but educated in South Africa where he began his career in various prep schools, arriving back in the UK, via a stint in Botswana, in 1995 as deputy head at Kings Hawford Prep School in Worcester. Then headmaster at St Joseph’s College Prep School in Ipswich for five years before coming to Caterham. Not the obvious oppo to Julian Thomas (head of Caterham snr school), but in fact they share an educational philosophy and get on well.

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Special Education Needs

Caterham Preparatory School is a high achieving, academic school from which most pupils go on to Caterham School, our senior school. The SEN provision we provide depends on a pupil's difficulty. Having been formally diagnosed; it ranges from 1:1 support, through to group withdrawal, through to support within the classroom. SEN support is undertaken by the SENCO and our qualified teachers under the guidance of the SENCO. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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