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Every parent we spoke to cited the ‘beautiful buildings’ or ‘stunning grounds’ as one of their top reasons for choosing Edgeborough – that, and the opportunities it offers. ‘We want to create curious, independent people who question and analyse and think outside the box,’ said the deputy head and staff are happy to practise what they preach. Kudos to the bubbly head of science who immersed herself in a wheelie bin of water to determine the density of a human body. To balance with the modern, we witnessed some wholesome, traditional teaching on our tour…

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What the school says...

Edgeborough is an IAPS School, for girls and boys aged 2-13, with day and weekly boarding. Situated in 50 acres of beautiful countryside just outside Farnham, Surrey, the stunning grounds enhance the education that is provided at the school. With an emphasis on a happy, family atmosphere, Edgeborough fosters all round development and a balanced, first class education.

Small class sizes ensure that each child’s progress is recognised and encouraged, with children also being well prepared for the exciting challenges they will face at one of the many excellent day and boarding senior schools available both locally and nationally.

A range of extra-curricular activities and clubs provide the opportunity for teachers to nurture and develop pupils’ self-esteem. The vast outdoor space is ripe for discovering and is a constant source of enjoyment for pupils. The specialist facilities help make learning fun; enriching the academic, social and cultural aspects of school life

The opportunity to meet with prospective parents and offer a personal tour of the school, seeing Edgeborough in full-flow, is welcomed. Appointments are made on an individual basis at your convenience. Of course, termly Open Mornings are another way of seeing the school in action while still getting to meet the Headmaster, staff and pupils.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2022, Daniel Cox, previously deputy head of Lambrook and before that, director of sport at Churcher’s College, where he completed an MSc in educational leadership and management. First degree and teacher training at University of Chichester. State educated in Surrey at a ‘big school on a rough estate’, he began his teaching career in the state sector. Staff and parents describe him as ‘grounded with an air of humility’ and he says he wants to ensure that ‘a good dollop of normality’ is part and parcel of Edgeborough life.

Along with his hugely supportive wife Lucy and two daughters who attend the school, he has brought a positive vibe to the place. The superlatives tumble off parents’ tongues when he is mentioned: ‘fun’, ‘dedicated’, ‘engaging’, ‘warm’, ‘really makes an effort’....

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Special Education Needs

At Edgeborough around 10 per cent of pupils have been identified with a specific difficulty, which ranges from dyslexia, dyscalculia, processing difficulties, ADD, a hearing or a visual impairment, or mild speech and language difficulties. The LEAP (Learning Acceleration Programme) Zone consists of five teachers who have additional teaching qualifications in specific learning difficulties and who work one-to-one with pupils. They may also support the class/ subject teacher in the classroom and take individual groups of children for targeted work. In addition the school has at least one teaching assistant supporting the teacher in the classroom from reception to year 5, depending upon where the need is greatest, who also offer small group interventions such as support in literacy and mathematics, guided reading sessions and handwriting activities. There are currently a handful of children who have English as an additional language and they are supported within the class setting.

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

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