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It’s very easy to imagine how this typical village school might have looked in Victorian times. Charming it may be, but any similarity to old fashioned education stops as soon as one crosses the threshold. Bentley is a vibrant, modern little primary school which punches well above...

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Headmistress

Since 2012, Mrs Katy Pinchess (40s); began her career as a buyer of children’s books for Waterstones before settling on teaching (her mother was a head teacher, so it’s in the blood). Experience includes setting up CET Primary School Westminster, a free school in central London. Returned to Hampshire and joined Bentley C of E after a stint as head mistress of Bordon Infants. Keen to build on 20-year legacy of previous head Phil Callaway, who transformed Bentley from two-room village school into highly sought-after primary through personal dedication and judicious financial management. Parents seem confident that she will step into his rather large shoes and say, ‘Everyone’s really pleased, she’s a lovely person.’ Energetic and hands on, she is married with two young children.

Entrance

Sought-after primary school and always over-subscribed. At the time of...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a part-time SENCo who works with individual children and also provides support for the class teacher. We have children who have been diagnosed with mild ADHD and Aspergers. The 'Tracks' spelling programme is used to help pupils who have difficulties in this area. Nov 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]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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
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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