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Quite a lot of parents were brought up round here, moved to London for work and have returned, hoping to give their children a bit more green space and a lot less school pressure. They approve of Edgeborough’s traditional values, several singling out pupils’ smart appearance and good manners, ‘they look you in the eye’. They love the small classes (average of 14) and want their children to do well – but not at any cost. That’s why ...

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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 2017, Daniel Thornburn MEd, BA Hons, FCMI (40s, but doesn’t look it), formerly head of St Petroc’s School, Bude. Yet another head who claims he ‘fell into teaching’, but it seems he did follow a slightly more circuitous route than most, with stints as a ‘milkman, painter and delivering TVs’ along the way. Comes from a teaching family (‘sort of’), his father was in the army and ended up as a university lecturer; his grandfather was a housemaster at Wrekin College in Shropshire before becoming a headmaster of Colfox, a grammar school in Dorset. Educated at Packwood Haugh and then on to Wrekin where he dreamt of becoming a professional rugby player and ‘messed up his A levels’. He was embarking on an ‘enforced gap year’ when a friend’s father suggested he go...

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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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