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Parents we spoke to were all extremely happy with the ‘fantastic’ teaching – from nursery right through to year 6. ‘The children are happy, they enjoy learning. Yes, they’re pushed, but never too much – the balance is just right’... Bagley Wood address may sound like something out of Tolkein, but while there is a secluded air about Chandlings’ bosky corner of South Oxfordshire, it's incredibly convenient for Oxford, Abingdon and villages between... Chandlings Manor. The name conjours up ancient stones, mullioned windows, the faded grandeur of an ancient aristocratic line. The reality is more of a 62 acre Southfork Ranch/nouveau Cotswold mash-up with added fountains. Parents be reassured, these well-appointed low-rise buildings do, in fact, lend themselves very well to a school. 

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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).
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Since 2015, Cath Bufton-Green BA PGCE (40s). Mrs Bufton-Green is a gifted trumpet player and keen sportswoman. She was educated at Wells Cathedral School and studied music at University of Wales, College of Cardiff where, in addition to playing the trumpet, she also played rugby. While studying for her PGCE at Kingston University she joined London Welsh Rugby Club and was selected for the national team. Her plan after graduating had been to join the police and she’d already been accepted for training, but a temporary job as a supply teacher revealed her true vocation. Early stints in Somerset state schools were followed by five years at Bute House in Hammersmith where she was head of ICT and then director of studies. Joined Surbiton High School as head of junior girls in 2006 and...

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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
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
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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