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Everything you could wish for here: sports hall, purpose-built theatre, indoor swimming pool and award-winning classroom block complete with its own weather station, and even a red letter box outside the front door; not to mention dens, zip wires and an assault course. Some trips and treats on Sundays but most activities on site – the banning of hand-held games consoles has been surprisingly well received by the children: ‘Now I have more people to play with,’ said one. Inspired heads of art and DT – you can feel the buzz as you walk in the door, and…

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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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Sports

Unusual sports

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

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2015, William Brooks, previously deputy head at Port Regis school. Studied combined arts at Durham; also has a PGCE and an MBA in educational leadership. Has also been deputy head at Bruern Abbey and Sunningdale. At Port Regis, he taught maths and coached sport - he is a keen sportsman and plays cricket and golf in his spare time. Wife Amelia plays a leading role at Brambletye; their three children have joined the school.

Entrance

No assessment for pre-prep but likes to see previous school reports. Consciously broad intake, but has introduced an assessment morning and reasoning tests and a chat for the prep school. About half come up from pre-prep and the rest from elsewhere. Will only turn a child away if it is felt they would not be able to cope with...

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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
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
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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