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Despite its non-selective intake, results overall are selective-school strong with ‘value added’ even stronger. All lessons are two-hours long - ‘It provides a more focused atmosphere and helps with organisation’ – and all classes mixed ability. Very strong reputation for art – pupils have won top prize in the Royal College of Art Young Artist competition twice – and budding talent is nurtured in a picturesque pitch-roofed studio. Some sport, though definitely not the place for ...

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Since 2023, James Allder, previously deputy principal. Read geography at King’s College, London and LSE, then did his LPC at the College of Law. After starting teaching, he returned to King's to do a master's in educational management.


No open days. Instead, prospective students and their parents are invited in for a meeting. ‘We want to understand what we can do for them,’ says school. ‘What we offer has to be right for the student.’ This is particularly important as families choose Collingham for a multitude of reasons. ‘Some students have struggled elsewhere, some have been bullied or lost time through illness, and the fact that we offer a very flexible timetable means we’re also a good option for those involved in sport or the arts at a high level.’ Accepts new entrants in year...

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Special Education Needs

We can give effective learning support to those with mild learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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