Clifton Hall School A GSG School
- Clifton Hall School
- Head: Mr Grant
- T 01313 331359
- F 01313 334609
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.cliftonhall.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 375
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £8,970 - £11,280 pa
- Open days: By appointment only
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
First thing you see, even before you enter the school proper, is a show case of last year’s trophies: an Olympic torch, carried by one of their youngsters and nestling cosily beside a Scotland under 16s rugby cap, and a fiddle score. The hall (good Victorian panelling) is decorated in French; and while the...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2005 Mr Rod Grant BA PGDPSE (new qualification last year) (early 40s). Came from Hutcheson's where he was principal teacher of English, responsible for literacy. His original brief at Clifton Hall stretched through primary to S1. School had already started an all through policy, but had anticipated adding pupils year on year. Grant admitted to being a tad ‘unsettled’ but has no thoughts of leaving, nor of expanding beyond 400. During our discussion it was difficult to keep his eyes straying from assorted young playing random hockey in the walled garden outside his office window.
From Prestwick in Ayrshire (where he has a second career as a 'property developer' – he lets out his flats there), educated at Merchiston, read English at Edinburgh, but abandoned this to join his...
Special Education Needs
Our Nursery entry is not selective. Being in partnership with West Lothian and Edinburgh City Council enables some support from them as required. However, from J1 children with special needs are supported by the school and, for planned one to one support in our support for learning department. The combination of small classes and well motivated pupils and parents means children with mild difficulties may fare very well, without much additional support. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|