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Wide curriculum which includes two modern languages and one ancient one; English, history, geography and the sciences get a particular thumbs-up from the pupils but some parents think academic work has not been taken sufficiently seriously. We heard over and over that the best thing about the school is the emphasis placed on the innocence of childhood, and prolonging it as long as possible by keeping children away from life’s grittier realities. The freedom to roam the entirety of the grounds, get muddy and climb trees (conditional on getting your tree licence!) just add to the charm of the place. We saw only one child with his arm in plaster….

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A thriving, bustling place, Beaudesert is that rare thing - a great school of a decent size, in the heart of the country, and yet within truly easy reach of cities, motorways and trains. Fantastic facilities, a truly all-round approach to education and great academic results have all helped make Beaudesert a hugely popular choice with locals as well as with people moving into Cotswolds villages from the hustle and bustle of London amongst other places. Confident children and their happy parents help make word of mouth the best marketing tool for this school. ...Read more

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Since 2018, Chris Searson BA (40s). An English degree from Warwick preceded spells at several prep schools in the south of England and several roles including head of drama, houseparent and SENCO, all of which were doubtless useful for this, his first headship. He came most recently from Highfield, a special place in his heart as he met his delightful wife Harriet there and somewhere he thought he would find hard to leave. ‘The Beaudesert job was the only one my previous boss had ever pushed my way – and I didn’t think I’d get it!’ he admitted disarmingly. ‘But when I visited, I realised Beaudesert was somewhere I could fall in love with. Those first impressions are still with me.’

Very different from the previous ebullient, eccentric and longstanding head,...

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Special Education Needs

09-09 School's description of their SEN provision:

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
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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