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  • Chapter House Preparatory School and King's Magna Middle School
    Thorpe Underwood Hall
    North Yorkshire
    YO26 9SS
  • Head: Mrs Karen Kilkenny and Mr Steven Turner
  • T 01423 333333
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 14 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 468; 249 full/weekly boarders
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: Day £6,396 - £15,846; UK Boarding £33,642 - £38,211; International Boarding £41,550 - £52,368
  • Open days: January, March, June
  • Linked schools: Queen Ethelburga's College

What the school says...

As soon as you arrive at Queen Ethelburga's you sense that, here is somewhere special, friendly and pleasingly different. Our campus is exceptional, with a range and quality of facilities few can equal and an unparalleled variety of courses to suit all tastes and aptitudes. Pupils, past and present, will tell of our successful commitment to them as individuals, our dedicated caring staff and the practical completeness of the education we provide. We ask every student to strive for the Hill Standard - 'to be the best that I can with the gifts that I have'.

The journey begins in Chapter House (Year 1 – 5) where solid foundations are laid in the core subjects. Around this, children are introduced to a wider curriculum and range of extra-curricular activities, so that they can understand who they are, what they enjoy and where their talents lie. All of this occurs in a happy, safe and supportive family atmosphere, geared to developing self-confidence.

King’s Magna (Year 6 – 9) is a time for discovery. An extensive curriculum that introduces children to many creative subjects, as well as the traditional range of academic ones, allows children to find their strengths and explore the possibilities before deciding on their pathway for Key Stage 4 and 5 study. Many leadership opportunities and an extensive range of activities all contribute to the rounded, dynamic and fulfilling education that is offered to each child.
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Special Education Needs

The school provides limited Special Needs help mainly to Dyslexic children. Help is provided by dedicated and highly qualified professionals working in a small unit. Chidren receiving help will normally be expected to meet the entry requirements of the school, and be able to achieve at least 7 GCSE passes at Grade C and above, 4 of which should be at Grade B and above. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
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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