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A Belmont child is a busy one. School opens at 7.30am for optional breakfast, and from there on in, a cascade of activities barely allows for an oxygen intake. Fifty clubs are on offer during lunchtime and after school, so if elastic or kicking a ball ain’t your thing – why not try ancient Greek? Colourful and interesting displays of student work adorn the corridors, and the pupils we witnessed, whilst not particularly noisy, were ‘spirited’.  A couple of parents we spoke to said that academia across the Foundation has definitely been stepped up a notch...

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What the school says...

Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School is situated in the Green Belt on the borders of Hertfordshire and Middlesex, just ten miles from Central London. A part of the Mill Hill School Foundation which is set in 160 acres of beautiful grounds, Belmont stands in about 35 acres of its own woods. We provide a happy, secure and rich learning environment for boys and girls aged 7 to 13, the majority of whom move on at the end of Year 8 to the senior school, Mill Hill, which educates boys and girls from age 13 to 18. ...Read more

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Since 2015, Leon Roberts MA PGCE. Taught for four years in the state sector, moved to Keble Prep as head of history for the next four years then became deputy head (academic) of Belmont in 2004 before being promoted to senior deputy head (pastoral) in 2010 and finally taking on the headmaster’s role. Married with three young daughters, including twins, he enjoys cricket (playing and coaching, both boys and girls), walking and watching Nordic Noir drama.

Down-to-earth, hands-on and with an equally energetic style as the previous head, he approaches the job with the same consultative and open approach – he's building on a school which is in great shape (which he’s been involved in creating) and adding his own mark.


Automatic entry from pre-prep (Grimsdell) to prep (two-thirds of entry); a...

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Special Education Needs

Belmont has a Special Needs Coordinator who works with children in class and withdraws small groups. She oversees the work of the visiting specialist teachers who provide one to one tuition for an additional fee. Belmont is able to help children with mild dyslexia or dyspraxia, whose intellectual ability is above average. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
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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