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  • Belhaven Hill School
    Belhaven Road
    East Lothian
    EH42 1NN
  • Head: Olly Langton
  • T 01368 862785
  • F 01368 865225
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Lothian
  • Pupils: 107
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £11,250 – £20,610; Boarding £26,925 pa
  • Open days: 25th September 2021 (Inside-Out Fun Morning) and 12th March 2022
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

It’s not all about curriculum learning - ‘we don’t just want to be a sausage factory’. On the day of our visit, fabulous ramshackle boat creations all lined up ready for an America’s Cup moment on the school swimming pool. Headmaster has introduced new fun-packed activities on Sundays for boarders - bubble football being a particular favourite. Girls accommodated in a fab new building separate from the main house. Super cosy, homely dorms, very prettily decorated. Big pinboards, floral curtains... 

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since July 2020, Olly Langton, formerly housemaster at Radley College. Mr Langton was educated at Radley College and has a history degree from Edinburgh, after which he started his teaching career at Ludgrove. Has coached rugby and cricket to U14s, directs plays and organises charity events. He is a keen sportsman, having played cricket at school and university and has also qualified as an instructor for able-bodied and disabled skiers. Married to Rosie, with whom he has three young children. Rosie has taught at St Edward’s Oxford, St Paul’s boys’ in London and at Radley, and is also a freelance graphic designer.


No formal test but register as soon as possible. Children spend a taster day (and sometimes a night) the year before they come. Here they attend lessons and take part in sport and...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support department at Belhaven Hill is a vibrant team headed by a full-time member of teaching staff, supported by three part-time assistants. This team allows children with wide and diverse needs to receive the support they require and deserve. We respond to individual needs and to the pattern of the children’s day. Some pupils become regular visitors to the LS “Hut” while others receive help in the classrooms, enabling them to fully access the curriculum. The “Hut” also provides a space for children to come to discuss any concerns, catch up on missed or incomplete work and practice other skills, such as typing or multiplication tables.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
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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