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Parents say the teaching is second to none and ‘staff are warm and professional’. Academics continue to push upwards, if that is possible, with standards in pre-prep and the upper end of nursery the main target areas ... Much use is made of the grounds, even for academic teaching – we saw three lessons taking place outside during our visit: forest school, maths and a serious English class recreating a text. If you’re after honours boards that go back centuries, or an Enid Blyton fest of nostalgia then Chandlings is probably ...

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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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2018, Christine Cook, previously head of Cokethorpe Junior School for 11 years. Born in Shropshire, spent her formative years in Jamaica and Portugal. Began teaching career in senior schools in Slough and The Oxford Academy (formerly Peers School) where she was head of year, then Guildford Grammar School, Western Australia, and a teaching houseparent at The Dragon School. Director of studies and head of pre-prep at Chandlings (she joined in its first term in 1994 and spent 12 years there) before moving to Cokethorpe.

A blast of energy, she played county hockey and coached the regional U18 team. Now travels a lot, kayaks in Norwegian fjords and plays piano, cello and flute. She is ‘loving being back’ at Chandlings; has a grown-up son who attended the school, so...

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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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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 Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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