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‘First and foremost I look at the parents,’ says the head. Yikes. No need to brush up on algebra though – she means she wants to be sure that they are buying into the school’s ethos, which is not of the all-stations-to-Oxbridge variety. Parents are overjoyed by the fact there is no homework until year 7. Up until then prep is timetabled in a daytime session. ‘This is where Belmont differs from most prep schools,’ a parent told us. ‘They...

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What the school says...

The pupils and adults at Belmont live and breathe 'Achievement through Happiness'. The school offers outstanding Early Years provision, a vibrant and excellent Lower School for Years 1 to 4 and an inspirational Upper School for Years 5 to 8 where children are prepared for Common Entrance or Scholarship through a creative and inspiring curriculum.

Belmont will increase its age range to 16+ from 2020 in order to accommodate the demand for places whilst maintaining small class sizes. The first cohort of Year 9 pupils will begin in September 2020.

Belmont is an exciting place to be. We enjoy excellent facilities on a beautiful 65 acre site in the Surrey Hills yet are easily accessible from London, Horsham, Guildford, Dorking and the south coast and we run minibus services to ease the school run. We offer day, flexi, and weekly boarding with a shuttle service to and from Putney on Monday mornings and Friday evenings.
Don't take our word for it - come and experience Belmont for yourself. It is an education that most children would only dream about!
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since 2006, Helen Skrine BA. Following a music degree at Exeter, she took up posts teaching music, English and Latin at Wrekin College, Greenacre School and Chinthurst Prep and was deputy head at Highfield School, Liphook.

A sound business head comes across when she describes how she has steered the school through the challenges of the recession, but there’s also a strong maternal streak. On our tour we came across a boy with a bloodied knee being helped in by his friends. ‘Oh my darling boy,’ she exclaimed. ‘Let’s get that knee up. Matron is coming with her blue light on.’

Described by parents as ‘very hands on and responsive’ and ‘a strong but caring leader.’ Much praised for pastoral care. ‘She has even offered support to...

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Special Education Needs

We are happy to assess all children to see if we can help. However, if a child needs more support that two learning support sessions per week, we are probably not the right place. Laptops can be used in the classroom and there is no need to follow a modern language from year 7 onwards. Provision for gifted and talented pupils is top notch with creative enrichment opportunities.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
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 Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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