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Social and emotional welfare of the children isn’t just a buzz phrase here, it’s at the heart of things. ‘Pastorally, really, really excellent’, ‘nothing is too much trouble,’ say parents. Inside, wood-panelling, high ceilings, large windows and ornate cornicing are juxtaposed with bright rugs and comfy sofas with happy children perched on them. ‘Energetic and engaging’ teachers, most have had careers additional to teaching; majority hired by Mr Brooks, a few having worked...

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What the school says...

Brambletye is situated in its own wooded estate of 140 acres in rural Sussex. The School has always been run along family lines, with a distinctive warm and friendly atmosphere. Brambletye aims to produce happy, confident, all-rounded children who work hard and enjoy all the extra-curricular facilities on offer. At weekends, there is a full programme of activities for the boarders and children are encouraged to make constructive use of their spare time. The environment is inspirational and pupils develop a love of learning and life. Children leave us full of confidence and ready for the world beyond. ...Read more

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Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.




What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Will Brooks, BA English, sociology, ancient history (Durham). Married to Amelia (school’s marketing and communications director), with three teenage children. Deputy head at Bruern Abbey, Sunningdale and Port Regis before taking post. Got a taste for teaching while working as a ‘gappy’ at Cargilfield and as a private tutor abroad. Describes himself as a ‘nomad’, having lived overseas for most of his youth, but Scotland was his ‘constant’ where he attended Glenalmond College and the family had a base. An avid sports fan, in a different life he’d love to have played for Scotland.

His personality is firmly on display in his smart and homely study: family photos, ornamental bronze sausage dog (real ones, Hercules and Coco, roam the school), invitations to senior school engagements, racquetball racquet, painting...

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Special Education Needs

Brambletye School has a vibrant learning development department, staffed by a head of learning development, several specialist teachers, and a higher level teaching assistant. When required we work closely with outside agencies such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. Our specialist teachers tailor their teaching programmes to a child’s specific learning needs, and collaborate with teaching staff to make sure children’s needs are being addressed in mainstream lessons. In addition to in-class support, one-to-one and group sessions are provided. We offer specialist tuition for children with a number of different specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. Typically we offer support with maths, reading, spelling, written language skills, study skills, handwriting, touch-typing and word-processing skills. Additional support is also provided for children who have English as a second language. The views of the individual child and their parents are viewed as paramount to this process.

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