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From learning groups named after famous scientists and astronomers to the beautifully designed TED centre opened in 2017 (all glass, steel and daylight), equipped with a laser cutter, 3D printers, a vacuum former and other kit more usually found in secondary schools, the enthusiasm for science and technology is palpable. Connections with the local motor industry are fully utilised – a Formula One fan on the staff and parent in the trade jointly run the Goblin Car Club, for example, in which year 5s and 6s design, build, wire, market and race an electric car. How could any child resist? The five-year plan now is to…

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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 Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2023, Simone Mitchell, previously head of Swanbourne House School. Did her training as English teacher at Exeter University, followed by a master’s in educational leadership at University of Buckingham, where she has been an external tutor and lectured on their PGCE courses.


Entry is usually in nursery or reception, with years 3 and 5 other natural points of entry, if there is room (and sometimes there isn’t). Every applicant comes for a taster day and children with learning support needs will be assessed against their cohort ‘to decide if we can meet a need or not’, says the learning support deputy.

School describes itself as ‘broadly non-selective, but we do some light touch assessment’. This includes written assessments for any child applying to join in reception or above.

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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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