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‘We used to be very aggressive on the games pitch,’ recalls the head. And now? ‘We’re proud of our national successes, but it’s not win at all cost. Our provision for the B team is as strong as for the As’. Main games are rugby, hockey and cricket for boys; netball, hockey and cricket for girls. Cricket now fully co-ed: last year’s 1st XI comprised six boys and six girls...

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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 2016, Simon Head (40s), previously headmaster of Moreton Hall School in Suffolk. Educated at Cranmore and Stonyhurst, he held a short service limited commission with the Royal Green Jackets (‘good fun and a great leveller’) before studying classics, followed by a PGCE at Cambridge. Taught at Dulwich College Prep and Pembroke House in Kenya and then became deputy head at St John’s Beaumont in Windsor. First headship was Moreton Hall (Suffolk). Married to Sarah, also a teacher, they have two sons who both attended Chafyn — one still there and the other moved to the local (outstanding) grammar school at 11.

Teaching seems to be in the family DNA: Mr Head’s mother was a headmistress and his twin is also a teacher. Likes walking (accompanied by Peggy the golden...

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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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