Chandlings A GSG School
- Head: Mrs Catherine Bufton-Green
- T 01865 730771
- F 01865 735194
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.chandlings.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 425
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £11,370 - £14,970 pa
- Open days: Open Mornings held once each term
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Cothill House
What The Good Schools Guide says..
This is an expanded and, frankly, not v grand former manor house, set in 60 acres of manicured countryside on the outskirts of Oxford, with woodlands, ponds, ponies; extensive playing fields (cunning double sized goal posts, with picnic tables pour encourager parental support) indoor and kidney shaped outdoor swimming pool (new indoor pool in the offing), as well as a nine hole golf course, ticks all the boxes. Certain amount of ...
What the school says...
Chandlings provides a well-integrated, broad and stimulating education for its pupils. It is highly successful in several important areas: in the educational experience it provides, pupils' learning skills and personal development, the quality of pastoral care, links with the community and the leadership of the school. Children in the Early Years receive an excellent start to their education.
Provision for two year olds is now available in Chandlings Nursery, (flexible sessions). ...Read more
What the parents say...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2015, Mrs Catherine Bufton-Green, previously head of Surbiton High Junior Girls and Boys Prep. After five years teaching in junior and middle schools in Somerset, she moved to Bute House Prep, where she spent five more years before arriving at Surbiton. Outside school she is a keen musician (she plays trumpet) and is also very sporty (played rugby for Wales in her time), enjoying netball and triathlons. Married with two young children, who are at the school.
Children may join at any time, providing there are spaces. Nursery (from 2 years), reception (age 4/5) and year 3 most common. Parents put children's names down early. First come first served for the nursery. Reception children have an informal assessment, thereafter it is by competitive assessment. ‘We are gently selective,’ says school. Behaviour is important...
Special Education Needs
Most children's needs can be met within the classroom through differentiated tasks and provision, particularly in the early stages. All children are taught in mixed ability classes apart from maths and spelling in which they are set or grouped according to their levels of achievement in the Prep Department. According to pupil needs, individual or group lessons may be offered with specialist teachers in the Learning Support Department. The SENCO manages this experienced team which offers advice, support, training and teaching within the school. The focus of the department is on early identification and positive intervention with regard to some specific learning needs and to offer a 'boost' to English skills if indicated.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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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