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Caterham School

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Co-ed really works here. The boys aren’t loutish, and the girls aren’t cliquey. More than anything, they’re just themselves. ‘For me, it’s the most natural environment,’ observes the head. The key note here seems to be approachability. One sixth former thought the best thing about Caterham was ‘the relationship between staff and students – I’ve never seen anything like it. They’re incredibly supportive.' Dual approach to sport: elite athletes go onto the Caterham Programme...

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Our mission statement at Caterham School is 'to provide an education for life in a Christian environment as the finest co-educational school in the country' and we feel ourselves to be firmly on the path to achieving that aim. Excellent A-Level results have positioned us as one of the top co-educational independent schools in the UK. All students progress to university with 85% going to one in the 'top tier'. Caterham School is, however, about much more than just academic excellence. We strive to develop the pupil as a whole person thereby helping to prepare them for life at university and beyond. ...Read more

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Since 2015, Ceri Jones (40s). Attended Nab Wood Grammar (now the Samuel Lister Academy) in Bradford, which had already turned comprehensive by the time he started, then read history at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Went into teaching straightaway because he loved his subject. Began his career at Godolpin and Latymer, then Bancroft’s, then joined Caterham as head of history. Left to take up post as housemaster at Tonbridge, where he stayed for 11 years. During that time he rose to become deputy head, and was seconded to run the Marsh Academy in the Romney Marshes. Returned to Caterham because he liked the quiet confidence of the students – ‘they were all very different, very assured, but not arrogant.’ Married to Kay Moxon, head of politics at Tonbridge, and they have two daughters.

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Special Education Needs

Caterham School is a high achieving, academic school from which most pupils go on to the universities of their first choice. Pupils with mild Specific Learning Difficulties are catered for individually by qualified specialist staff. The SEN provision we provide depends on a pupil’s Specific Learning Difficulty having been formally diagnosed; it ranges from 1:1 support to group support within the classroom. All subject staff are kept informed and up to date with effective learning and teaching strategies and are skilled at coping with pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. Nov 09.

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