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Steadfastly traditional, Cothill is so discreet you could almost miss it altogether in its picturesque village setting. No grand buildings or flashy reception. Parents report boys roaring around on scooters in their pyjamas before bedtime rather than gluing themselves to screens. And therein lies the magic of the place. Macs and iPads do have a home here but what Cothill really offers is a Swallows and Amazons approach to education. It’s a school where boys… 

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Headmaster

Since 2011, Mr Duncan Bailey (30s). Educated at Cothill, followed by Eton and a gap year in West Africa, then Manchester University (French) and Vienna University (German). Bitten by teaching bug during his year abroad but harboured ambitions to nurture his passion for sport, particularly tennis (he was a contemporary of Tim Henman) and moved into sports management. ‘Fell into teaching’ after being asked to stand in for the head of modern languages at Eton, where he spent two years. Prior to taking headship at Cothill, ran Sauveterre, the Cothill Trust’s French outpost, for eight years.

Married to Maria (his ‘secret weapon’ according to parents), lives at heart of school with his two young daughters, currently schooled at nearby Chandlings. A hands-on couple, the Baileys are in true loco parentis –...

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Special Education Needs

Cothill has a SEN department which has two full-time and two part-time staff. Provision is made for boys who have mild to moderate learning problems. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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