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Happy, nurturing school with a family feel. Whilst in the past, it wasn’t considered highly academic, current head has brought in greater academic rigour, whilst maintaining an ethos of inclusivity so that those of all abilities shine. There’s a refreshing emphasis on displaying children’s artwork and there are practical touches like the fridge (albeit hidden behind tasteful built-in cupboards) by the front door so pupils can collect anything they’ve made in cookery lessons on their way home. Forest school means you’ll often see pupils taking classes outside...

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What the school says...

For over a century Beachborough has provided a dynamic environment in which children can develop a real love of learning. The schools idyllic 30 acre grounds give children space and freedom to grow into confident individuals, who are prepared for senior school and life beyond.

Academic excellence is rewarded at Beachborough and our inclusive approach ensures children of all abilities are inspired and challenged. The childrens horizons are further broadened by an extensive range of musical, artistic, dramatic and sporting activities.

With our traditional moral values, excellent pastoral care and outstanding academic and sporting achievements, Beachborough enables all children to flourish.
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What the parents say...

Both my children went to Beachborough prep school and they were very happy there. They found the atmosphere positive and vibrant and the academic standards high. Boarders are well cared for and enjoy a quasi-family environment with a lot of social events. Classes are small and children get lots of individual attention and coaching if they need it. Parents are encouraged to take a close interest in their child's progress even on a week by week basis. Bright children get stretched appropriately and mine luckily both won scholarships when they left. They also made lasting friendships. The school grounds are lovely and the playing fields are very extensive.

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Since 2013, Mr Jeremy Banks BA MA (40s), previously deputy head for seven years. Prior to Beachborough, he taught at Dulwich Prep London, where he was director of studies and housemaster. His own mother was a headteacher, and having realised relatively young that he too had a way with children, he subsequently did a degree in education studies and geography at Warwick University and a masters in educational leadership (distinction) at Buckingham. A very visible presence throughout the school, he is smiley, energetic and enthusiastic.

Married to Sophie, who is head of Beachborough's junior department, The Boardman. Also a Warwick graduate (education studies and music) and considered a strong female role model in the school. They have three daughters, all at the school.

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Special Education Needs

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