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In a nod to childhoods of yesteryear, year 4s go on annual Pioneer Camp and learn to put up tents, tie knots and stalk. Bushcraft weekends for seniors involve building shelters and campfires, as well as catching, gutting and cooking their own fish. However, atmosphere is nether old fashioned nor very strict (no standing for visitors). Our two student guides were polite, confident and very honest in their answers to our questions. ‘It’s a great school if your child is confident and outgoing and...

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What the school says...

At Chafyn Grove we expect a lot from our pupils and we offer a lot in return. A huge variety of extra-curricular activities, a committed staff, excellent facilities and small class sizes combine to allow us to aim high in every field of school life. At the same time, a friendly environment; supportive parents and a relaxed atmosphere make for happy days at school. It is this combination that makes Chafyn Grove special. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Simon Head, previously headmaster of Moreton Hall School in Suffolk. He held a short service limited commission with the Royal Green Jackets before studying classics at Cambridge, where he also acquired his PGCE. He has taught at Dulwich College Prep and Pembroke House in Kenya, and was then deputy head at St John’s Beaumont in Windsor before becoming head of Moreton Hall. He is married to Sarah, also a teacher and they have two young sons.


Children join at all ages and stages and from all over the area. Entry is non-selective. All are invited to spend a day at the school the term before they begin. Scholarships of up to 15 per cent are available in year 6 (academic, sport, music, art and drama). Forces discounts (normally 10 per cent day...

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Special Education Needs

Pupils with learning and speech difficulties are identified as early as possible and are then assessed within our department. If further investigation is recommended, pupils may be assessed by either an educational psychologist or speech and language therapist. If help is needed, pupils are supported within our Learning Support Department and class support may also be given. There is no charge for Learning Support lessons. 10-09

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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