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Towers, curved walls, covered outside staircases and walkways – it all looks rather like an animated Escher drawing as pupils go busily up and down between lessons. Well-equipped labs where legendary ‘screaming jelly baby’ and other spectacular experiments are staged – obviously science is not impervious to school’s performing arts campaign. What would improve their school, we asked? Modest proposals included golf buggies to transport pupils to games fields over the common, flattening the bump in the Astro, compelling teachers to sit their own exams and ‘unlimited ice cream’... 


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What the school says...

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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2018, Chris Searson, previously deputy head at Highfield School in Hampshire, where he had also been head of English and boarding houseparent. Married to Harriet; two young children.


While not fiercely selective, school says it attracts a ‘generally high level’ and ‘families with bright children’. Pupils come from local nurseries or the school’s own. Transfer from pre-prep generally straightforward.

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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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