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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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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since January 2018, Jim Walton, previously head of Elizabeth College Junior School on Guernsey. He was educated at Warwick School before going on to Sheffield to read business studies. Has taught in both prep and senior schools, including Clifton High School and Cheltenham College Prep, where he was a housemaster, and part of the senior leadership team, for 11 years. He is married to his wife Melanie, also a teacher, and they have two young sons.

Entrance

Informal assessment in literacy and maths for Y1, Y2, Y3 (none in EYFS). Entrance tests in English, maths and general ability for Y4-8, Minimum requirement usually appropriate national curriculum Sats level for age group.

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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
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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