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  • Belhaven Hill School
    East Lothian
    EH42 1NN
  • Head: Henry Knight
  • T 01368 862785
  • F 01368 865225
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 13
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Lothian
  • Pupils: 125
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £10,740– £15,450; Boarding £22,077 pa
  • Open days: September and March
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Still perceived as Scotland's school for the occasional toff which specialises in sending the little darlings to public school in the south, but now with a much broader base. School went co-ed in 1995, and thereafter welcomed the day squad. The snazzy girls' house has a spit new circular Rosy room, with plasma television and brightly coloured beanbags, though we doubt whether 32 young ladies could all watch telly together. One member of staff, along with the children, uses all the apples from the orchard to make one big brew of apple juice for the children and staff to drink...

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Since September 2016, Henry Knight, previously head of Woodcote House. BA in classical civilization (Royal Holloway), PGCE, MEd (40s). WH is the only school he has worked in previously. Joined as an English teacher there in 2003, a complete career change after running corporate hospitality for Berry Bros. ‘As part of that I set up a wine school and found I enjoyed imparting information and became sure education was what I wanted to do,’ he says. He saw an ad for a junior English teacher and house master at WH and the rest is history. Paid his dues as head of department, then joined the senior management team and took on several greater responsibilities before eventually becoming head. Married to Susannah, who will play an active role at the school. They have three children...

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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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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