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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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Since September 2016, Fred de Falbe, previously head of St Richard's School in Herefordshire. Began his teaching career aged 18 in Honduras, before gaining a BA in theology at Manchester University and a PGCE from London. Joined the film business, later going back to teaching after a year in Australia. Since then he has worked in state secondary schools in London and Devon and been deputy head at Knightsbridge School. Married to Juliet, a keen rider who has built up a business in renewable energy; they have three children.


Non-selective. Pupils mostly join in year 3, transferring from local state or pre-prep schools, but numbers increase steadily throughout the school with year 8 the largest year group. Discount for two siblings or more. Older pupils attend an informal assessment day. Can accommodate mild to moderate...

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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 very small classes through specialist teaching by dyslexia trained English staff, ably supported by classroom assistants. Many concerns can be immediately addressed without the creation of the stigma attached when children are sent to the SEN unit, as is the case at some schools. 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 as a subject 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; although by this stage the school would most probably have recommended that parents should 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. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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