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Incredible range of clubs and activities for children from dawn until beyond dusk, seven days a week. 'We want everyone to find their niche; discover their passion.' Older children also encouraged to take on responsibilities and to celebrate the achievements of their peers. 'Everybody has a chance to shine here,' one said. One parent said she specifically chose the school because she felt it would not 'push them to hard too quickly academically' and would develop the whole child. Dance and drama are very popular; children relish the opportunity...

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Headmaster

Since 2008, John Milne (40s). Educated at Montrose Academy and Dartmouth College, an Ivy League university in the US, where he studied British history; played professional football for Aberdeen before doing PGCE at Bristol University. Met his wife Helen when he started working at Clifton in 1994 (she was a housemistress). The couple ran the British School in Manila until they were persuaded to return with their family. Has piloted the school through a period of significant change, raising its academic profile and leading a merger of the nursery and pre-prep (Butcombe) with Clifton Prep to create one of England's largest prep schools. Parents welcome his strong personality, direct and approachable nature and visibility around the school, firmly setting ethos and values. Jo Newman, formerly at Yateley Manor School in Hampshire, headmistress of the...

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Special Education Needs

Children's needs are dealt with very effectively through the Coach House, a facility of six individual teaching rooms which are very well resourced. There are four full time special needs teachers - all qualified. The department has 'CReSTeD' accreditation and has received excellent comments from inspectors.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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