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The stunning facilities are not aged and beautiful but very much contribute to an environment which cannot fail to impress a pupil (or perhaps even more their parents). Sports facilities are outstanding and would compete easily with the best of the public school fraternity. Discipline is laid down in clear policy and stuck to firmly; bullying is not tolerated. Incoming pupils sometimes find the regime initially rigorous as they learn the rules, but it is seen as fair. The spirit of the school is…

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Electronics at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Electronics at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Computer Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE)


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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2015, Mr Roland Martin, previously head of Rendcomb College in Gloucestershire. Read English at York; Newcastle-under-Lyme School for six years followed by 13 at Eton, where he taught English and drama, was head of year 11 and a housemaster. Friendly, but not effusive, he has a rather charming, understated intensity. Married to Kerri, also an English teacher; they have two children. He loves 18th century novels, particularly Tristram Shandy and, in no particular order, is a huge fan of Simon Armitage, cricket and Italy - above all Venice.

Academic matters

Very good results year on year at both GCSE and A level - in 2016, 83 per cent A*/A at the former, with 55 per cent A*/A, for the latter.

Not a pressured academic hothouse. Parents are universally complimentary about...

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Special Education Needs

The School is committed to providing a challenging co-educational environment where all pupils are encouraged to reach their potential, irrespective of ability or special educational needs. Pupils in the Junior School who are struggling with aspects of the curriculum may receive support with handwriting, Maths or English. Pupils in the Senior School who are identified as having a special educational need are eligible for specialist curriculum support from the teacher in charge of learning support. Support is offered with numeracy and literacy skills, mind-mapping, essay writing, note-taking and revision skills. With additional support the pupils are able to reach their full potential in the classroom and in external exams. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
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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