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The first impressions are of a grand but comfortable past. While we talk to the headmaster, a glorious peacock pecks at the window as if he wants to join us. Many of the original features of the old house remain – large oil paintings on the impressive staircase, wonderful great wood framed doors, a family theatre now converted into a girls’ dormitory with its original pastoral murals. The headmaster’s study is the old library, apparently untouched since an era of leisurely scholarship.

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What the school says...

Abberley Hall is a co-educational boarding school set in 90 acres of wooded grounds, amid beautiful Worcestershire countryside. The happy and caring atmosphere, small teaching groups and excellent facilities encourage all pupils to reach their maximum potential. The school continues to improve and update all areas of school life. A new teaching building is being built for the under 9s (first year in Prep School). ...Read more

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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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Headmaster

Since 2014, Will Lockett, previously classics teacher and housemaster at Bryanston. One of a small number of prep school heads who have moved from senior schools. In Will’s case, the move was quite simply because he loves Abberley. An old boy of the school, he is revelling in the move to this age group. ‘They are so refreshingly enthusiastic about everything’, he says. He has a classics degree from Manchester, still teaches some and relishes it, no doubt contributing to the status the subject has with the children. A great believer in the value of routines, he says children respond to the structure of boarding and he has even introduced half an hour silent reading in bed before lights out. Everyone likes it. Will’s style is brisk and vigorous. He knows exactly what is...

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Special Education Needs

Abberley Hall has a strong Learning Support Unit which deals with mild to moderate forms of the conditions stated. Each child needing learning support is assessed by the team prior to registration. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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