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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.’ Head has introduced one hour lessons, extended from 35 minutes, to avoid time being wasted as boys move from place to place. The mathematician in him has worked out that…

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Since 2015, James Hanson MMath (Oxon) MSc (Oxon) MPhil (Brunel). Read maths and zoology at Oxford. Spent a decade at Harrow, where he was the senior maths master, deputy housemaster and head of rowing, then head of boys' senior school at the Royal School, Haslemere. Here he teaches maths to top year scholarship set and weekly lesson to year 7.

An avid follower of all sport but particular fan of rugby and rowing. Has a weakness for board games, and teaches the boys to play bridge and backgammon. Also fanatical about Lego and has mounds of it in his study for boys to play with at break time. Volunteers as a youth worker at external kids’ clubs in holidays and is not averse to dressing up as Elvis when the...

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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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