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Shares the attractively lush, green and wooded 130 acre site on the edge of the town with senior school, but has a clear identity of its own. Art studios, science labs, a superb library (permanently staffed) and assembly hall, are all positioned to make the most of the site’s splendid views; the vistas are quite distracting ...

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What the school says...

A thriving co-educational, boarding and day school providing a first class, all round education for children aged 4 to 13 years on a shared campus with the Senior School (13-18 years). The school is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for students to be known and valued. The core strength of Bishops Stortford College lies in an ability to discover and nurture the talent within each individual student, wherever his or her talent lies. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Headmaster

Since 2013, Bill Toleman BA MSc FRGS. Previously head of Yarm Prep School and before that deputy head of King’s School, Worcester. Read geography at Nottingham University, later studying for an MSc in educational management and leadership and becoming a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Still very much a geographer – pointing enthusiastically to the large aerial map of the school and the grounds on his study wall to explain the school’s position in the town. In non-pandemic times he accompanies field trips but feels, as many heads do, that he gets to know the pupils throughout the school better by being available, visiting classes unannounced and being a, ‘presence,’ at changes of lesson and drop off and pick up times (which parents all mention, with approval). He is cheerful and easy with...

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Special Education Needs

Pupils who have a Special Educational Need, e.g. dyslexia, are welcomed at all stages of the school, providing they are deemed able to cope in the mainstream classroom, with support on a withdrawal basis; a 40-minute lesson on a one-to-one basis each week. This support is with either the SENCO or the other member of the Learning Support team. Both specialist teachers hold the Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dip SPLD). The pupil identified with a need, will then be given a pupil profile outlining difficulties with suggested strategies for learning, together with targets. Staff will be aware of the level of support that the pupil is being given by the Learning Support team. 09-09

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