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A traditional, but not hidebound, country prep with vitality and warmth and a well deserved reputation for nurturing its pupils who are ‘friendly and confident, willing to give things a try‘. Given a solid grounding, Beestonians go on to do well and make the most of their senior schools.  A predominance of pupils are from county boarding families, know what to expect and settle quickly: ‘The atmosphere is so welcoming and friendly, lots to do'; ‘Older pupils look after younger ones; it is not hierarchical at all.' Idyllic setting, close to North Norfolk coast...

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'Here at Beeston Hall we are passionate about education in its truest sense. We genuinely believe that childhood is special and that a child's education should be exactly that; a rich playground where learning is fun, challenges are aplenty and friends many. While offering a first class education, we hold traditional values dear, and are unashamedly proud of our finest ambassadors, our children.' ...Read more

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Headmaster

Since September 2016, Mr Fred de Falbe (50s). Eton (same vintage as D. Cameron), followed by theology at Manchester. Was previously head of St Richard’s, a boarding prep in Herefordshire that has since closed. His varied career has taken him into the film business, property management and a spell as a ‘jackaroo’ in Australia as well as eight years teaching in state schools close to the family farm in North Devon, where, among other things, he carried out most of the maintenance work and raised Tamworth pigs. Was drawn back into full time teaching at Knightsbridge School, a popular day prep in London.

His style is exceedingly hands on – definitely not just a man in a suit, think parents. ‘He’s very visible around the school and pupils like that,’...

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Special Education Needs

Beeston Hall provides SEN support at various levels, depending upon each child's specific need. At the outset children are supported in small classes through specialist teaching by dyslexia trained English staff, supported by classroom assistants. With positive reinforcement and additional individual one-to-one sessions many children thrive in confidence and rapidly come to grips with their concerns. Should a child require additional help, there is the opportunity to drop Latin and attend extra English or maths sessions instead. These small classes are, again, taken by our dyslexia trained English staff who ensure continuity. Beyond this, children can then attend a one-to-one session with the school's special needs specialist. By this stage the school would often recommend that parents seek additional guidance from an educational psychologist, with whom the school would work in close liaison. A maximum of three sessions is allowed for each pupil with the school's specialist and these sessions are charged to a parent's account.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
Not Applicable
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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