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Perched on a high ridge with lovely views over the Vale of York and the North York Moors this is a true prep school. Strong emphasis on full boarding and preparation for some of the best senior schools in the country. Parents say this is ‘turbo charged learning with fun’… Emphasis on learning with a huge range of extra curricular activities, strong pastoral care and allowing boys to be children a little bit longer - conkers and pillow fights are ...

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What the school says...

The school consists of a Preparatory school for boys (8 - 13 yrs) and a Pre-Prep and Nursery which is coeducational. The Prep School is the only all boys boarding prep school in Northern Britain and could be described as a boys' paradise when visited on a Sunday afternoon in summer with boys playing all sorts of games all over the beautiful grounds. The boarding accommodation is excellent. Boys are prepared for the country's leading independent boarding schools such as Eton and Harrow. ...Read more

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Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2015, Rob Morse BEd, (40s). Previously head of Perrott Hill, Somerset, for seven years. A Cornishman and graduate of de Montfort University where he studied geography and physical education, Mr Morse taught geography and games at Bedford before moving on to Mount House and then S. Anselm's where he was deputy head and housemaster. Arriving at Aysgarth is very much like arriving at a warm and welcoming country home, 'Happy boys learn better', he says. 'We prepare them for what they will face in a changing world, academics are important but we also want boys who make good eye contact, shake hands, understand service and what you can do for people. We prepare them to go on to the best schools in the country.' His energy, commitment and principled leadership to this ethos...

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Special Education Needs

Aysgarth School has a Learning Support Department. This comprises a team of teachers with extra qualifications and experience concerned with a variety of special educational needs. They work in support of the whole teaching staff from the Pre-Prep upwards to provide a comprehensive package of support in line with the 'Code of Practice in the Identification and Assessment of Special Needs' published by the DES in 1994 and the revised Code of Practice 2001. Aysgarth School follows a graduated approach to Learning Support. Literacy and numeracy assessments are undertaken by pupils. Those pupils with concerns are offered dyslexia screening tests and more detailed assessments. Discussion between parents, child and teachers takes place. Support is offered with targets based on an Individual Education Plan. The Learning Support Department also offers support in handwriting, reading, balance and co-ordination through Brain Gym and Study Skills.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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