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School’s 20-acre grounds in prime Surrey countryside include an adventure island, complete with wooden fort, only reachable by rope bridge or rowing boat. Aldro boys have fun, whether den-making in the woods or playing with the model railway. As one pupil explained, ‘The thing I love about Aldro is that there is always something to do.’ School celebrates achievement. Badges for drama, art and cookery sewn on boys’ sleeves...

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Since, September 2019, Chris Carlier, previously a senior housemaster at Bradfield, where he had spent his entire teaching career of over 20 years. Degree in modern languages from Oxford, PGCE from Cambridge, masters in educational leadership from Buckingham. Joined Bradfield as assistant head of the new first-year boarding house, and was head of French before taking on the senior housemaster role in 2005. He has also taught French and German and coached several sports, including squash and canoeing.

He is married to Nicky and they have three children.


One form entry in year 3, rising to three parallel forms by the middle of the school. Parents either join an open morning or have a bespoke tour with headmaster. Once registered, boys attend an assessment day. For those entering years 3 or 4,...

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Special Education Needs

On entry to Aldro, boys are assessed in literacy, numeracy and cognitive skills. Together with this profile and the awareness of the teaching staff, we are able to identify boys presenting with specific learning difficulties. Learning support is offered as 1:1 lessons working from a carefully devised Individual Education Plan detailing targets, strategies and resources to be used. Progress is monitored and reported to parents. The qualified SEN tutors are dedicated to helping each pupil to reach potential and value the involvement of parents towards this goal.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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