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Pupils are cheerful and confident, engagingly honest – ‘My only gripe is the weird food’, said one boy, ‘so I eat a lot of pasta.' Another boy said......

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Pupils are cheerful and confident, engagingly honest – ‘My only gripe is the weird food’, said one boy, ‘so I eat a lot of pasta.' Another boy said...

Master of the lower school

Since 2007, Mr John Ingham BA (history), previously head of Rossall School Juniors. Cheerful and down to earth in style – an enthusiastic advocate of the school’s recent inclusion of girls (his daughter was an early pioneer). Very accessible, teaches (mostly history and maths), not hidden away. Easy, relaxed relationships with the pupils. He is married to Mandy, who works in the school’s games department, and they have one daughter, now in the senior school.


Entrance exam (English, maths, NVR) plus interview at 7+. About 40 places available, generally over-subscribed. Pupils filter in higher up, mainly from other local prep schools, and the year group...

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Special Education Needs

School's description of SEN provision:

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers 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
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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