Dragon School A GSG School
- Dragon School
- Head: Mr Baugh
- T 01865 315405
- F 01865 311664
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.dragonschool.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Oxfordshire
- Pupils: 621
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £11,250 - £19,860; Boarding £28,590 pa
- Open days: Autumn and Spring; individual appointments throughout the year.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A charmingly unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere. The head confesses they are relaxed about petty issues – untucked shirts, scruffy uniform and clutter...Some grumbles about middle of the road children lost in the masses...play by the river still possible as long as a child can swim two lengths of the pool fully clothed.
What the school says...
The Dragon is a highly renowned boarding and day school in Oxford for boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. The Dragons outstanding, all-round education encourages, enquiry, confidence, individuality and a love of learning. A creative academic curriculum is extended with extensive programmes of sport, music, drama, clubs activities. Family-style boarding in ten boarding houses from age 8 is at the heart of the school. Pupils of wide-ranging ability excel at the Dragon; this years leavers achieving excellent results at Common Entrance as well as 43 scholarships and awards to the countrys leading public schools. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2002, Mr John Baugh (50s), BEd. Born in Uganda, educated at Aldenham School and St Luke’s, Exeter. Previously head at Solefield School, Sevenoaks and Edge Grove, Hertfordshire. Believes in breadth of education and being child-centric – the relationship between staff and pupils is paramount. Teaches RS occasionally, observes each and every teacher once a year in the classroom and would not appoint a member of staff who was not willing to adapt to the needs of the child. His mantra to the children is ‘be kind, be kind, be kind’. ‘This is a school that never stops,’ he says, ‘it hums like an ocean liner’. Parents comment that he plays a straight bat and is good for PR.
Married to Wendy who teaches at the school and has two...
Special Education Needs
We offer support on a withdrawal basis up to two lessons a week. Children are taught in the Learning Support department by dyslexic trained teachers. Maths and Literacy support is offered. Mildly dyspraxic children are supported by way of a Motor skills program which runs before school three times a week. Children with mild Speech and Language difficulties have a lesson once a week from a visiting Speech and Language Therapist whom parents pay directly.
|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|