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Breadth in the curriculum, backed up by good facilities – plans afoot to make them fantastic. Great science labs, French vocab on doors in main school, ceramics studio a popular retreat, stunning art, sparky technology projects ... The risk with...

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Ongoing development at Westbourne House School continues. The Pre-Prep has been expanded to take three classes per year group, as well as a brand new ICT/Library area and Early Years play area.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Breadth in the curriculum, backed up by good facilities – plans afoot to make them fantastic. Great science labs, French vocab on doors in main school, ceramics studio a popular retreat, stunning art, sparky technology projects ... The risk with such a range of well-supported subjects (and the results to match them) is choice and activity overload, with no space left for aimless mucking around (the risk assessed alternative to climbing trees?).

Headmaster

Since April 2011, Mr Martin Barker BEd Exeter (40s), four years as deputy before – previously at Papplewick in Ascot. Married to Helen – she also teaches, masterminds special projects for the scholarship forms and organises charitable initiatives and donations. They met at university where she concentrated on primary, he on science and PE. Daughter and a son both at Westbourne and a place...

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Special Education Needs

All our children enter the school having completed an assessment showing that they are able to cope with mainstream school. However, if children are flagged up as having a specific need or a need is picked up at a later date, these children will receive extra support from our excellent SEN team.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
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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