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‘Pace and breadth’ mark the school out, according to staff. Parents do indeed see it as the pacey option in the area. Nobody says ‘hothouse’ except in wanting to dispel that reputation, and we agree that Churcher’s is not one. Careful selection means that most here can keep up – the right school for a confident, able child – but they’re not...

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What the school says...

Churcher’s College is an independent day school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. We offer an inspiring education with opportunities for pupils to flourish and grow both inside and outside the classroom.

Excellent examination results are clearly important, but we place equal significance on the development of self-esteem, moral values and leadership enabling our children to become responsible and selfless citizens ready to succeed in the world.

Just one hour from London, the school is located on two beautiful countryside campus sites in Hampshire. Our Junior School and Nursery is nestled in leafy Liphook, just ten minutes from the Senior School and Sixth Form in Petersfield, both boast generous on-site playing fields and unrivalled facilities.
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Since 2004, Simon Williams BSc. Grew up in north Wales but boarded at Kingswood School in Bath; then Durham (biology) and PGCE at Cambridge. Cut classroom teeth at KCS, Wimbledon; head of science at Newcastle-under-Lyme School and then deputy at Warwick School. Moved his young family to Petersfield when the Churcher’s job came up because he thought the school would be a lovely place for his kids. All three of them have now flown the nest, but Mr Williams is still going strong and has now lived in Hampshire longer than anywhere else.

Hands-on head. Refs the rugby, umpires the hockey, interviews the applicants, every single one. Teaches study skills to year 7s. As a result, Mr Williams ‘knows absolutely everything that’s going on, good and bad’, say his staff. Prizegiving,...

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Special Education Needs

We offer a broad and challenging curriculum that enables pupils to achieve their potential in all areas, and caters for their individual abilities, needs and interests. Our Learning Enrichment Department in the Junior School recognises individuality and supports pupils, parents and staff by offering children differentiated support and specialist learning provision as required; all children are given opportunities to become independent learners through reinforcement and stretched to maximise achievement and reach their personal best. Similarly, at the Senior School, alongside an emphasis on differentiation in the classroom, there is a range of additional provision for those at either end of the academic spectrum. For those who have specific learning difficulties, along with individualised educational plans for support in the classroom, there are individual lessons available from the Curriculum Support Department to improve, for example, literacy and study skills. In addition there are a number of programmes providing group support outside the classroom; for example, Springboard for pupils who need a boost to academic self-confidence; lunch-time activities such as spelling club and handwriting club; and workshops on anxiety and keeping positive in exams. For those at the other end of the academic spectrum there is provision for the gifted and talented within our Elite Performer Programme.

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)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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