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For such a small school, having two libraries (fiction and non-fiction) is pure indulgence, but reinforces the school’s message to take up and read. Each class has four library lessons a week and children are paired up with reading buddies, older ones introducing the younger ones to stories above their reading ability. The children perch on Saint John Henry’s original church pews to leaf through mini Shakespeare, Tintin or Caroline Lawrence, and there are shelves of graphic novels for the dyslexic child...

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What the school says...

A primary school for children between 3 to 11 years old which teaches the whole child about the whole world in a wholesome way. Rooted in a strong Christian heritage, Emmanuel Christian School is a haven in which children flourish because they are accepted and understood as whole people.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2017, Principal, Mrs Elizabeth Nesbitt, MA Oxon (early 40s). After a degree in classics and history at Oxford, dipped a toe into teaching by taking assemblies at St Ebbe’s Primary School, as part of her role as a church assistant. Her baptism in education began as a part-time classics teacher at Mill Hill School, followed by total immersion at Francis Holland school, Sloane Square, an experience she described as, ‘boutique, where you knew every child, with lots of sparky, happy staff…not high-powered but invigorating’. A stretch of six years in Jo’burg, at St John’s College (one of only three schools in the country to offer classics) launched her into a staff-development role and offered the chance to re-design the fusty South African Latin syllabus, aligning it with exam boards across the world. Arriving...

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Special Education Needs

Emmanuel Christian School has small class sizes which enable children of all abilities to flourish. Children with particular learning needs can be understood as the whole child and are largely provided for within the context of the classroom. Where one to one support may be required, the school has a number of staff who can provide appropriate support tailored to the child's needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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