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Lively and cheerful - buzzing with purposeful activity and happy little learners. Parents are buying into the whole Bolton School package and teachers have the freedom to develop children at their own pace, treating them as individuals and to enrich the curriculum without being bound by the rules of Ofsted or the rigmarole of Sats. The parents we met agreed that their children’s happiness and confidence is the priority at this age and that the school provides that in spades…

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Headteacher

Sue Faulkner

Entrance

The head assesses all children herself - through an informal one-to-one chat and a play in her office. Parents said the process treated their children as individuals and was not at all intimidating. ‘My son went in crying,’ said one mum, ‘and came out smiling, with a teddy and a sticker.’ School says it's not looking for any reading or writing skills - just for an ‘inquisitive and curious child who can follow instructions and is open to learning’. They do turn some children away if they don’t believe they’ll be happy here. One mum we met, whose two elder children have thrived at Beech House, told us she was very disappointed that her youngest child, who has very particular special educational needs, wasn’t accepted. The school says that the school can accommodate...

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