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A flexible approach to those with different needs - ‘excellent to all its students’, said a parent, describing how her fidgety son in pre-prep was allowed sit under his desk provided he would listen. ‘Beautifully managed, no one bats an eyelid’. A pupil of high ability with poor writing skills and a need to move around sits on a movement cushion (as do several others), has pencil toppers and wrist things on which to ...

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

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Headmaster

Since 2015, Will Brooks BA (Durham), in tweed and pink (Brambletye’s colour). Started by teaching maths and English at Bruern Abbey, where he was promoted to deputy head, followed by two more deputy posts at Sunningdale and Port Regis; glad now to be in a cosy family school and determined to keep it that way: knows all the names, addresses groups with ‘Hello rascals’, and wants to extend childhood for as long as possible; encourages children to build dens in the woods, and when a child knocked on his door to say - ‘come and see our den, we’ve just finished the second floor…’, did so with alacrity…(‘children need make mistakes…but we’re not reckless…’).

Parents gush about Will and his wife Amelia: ‘great having a younger team with loads of energy...

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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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