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It is surely impossible for any boy to have a go at all the opportunities Eton offers in a five-year school career, but the message from pupils and parents is that the school does its utmost to foster and support boys' interests and ambitions. With around five applicants for each of 250 places, you don't need us to tell you that getting a place at Eton is tough, but it's reassuring to know that the admissions department is equally rigorous in seeking out the 'right' candidates...

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Special Educational Needs are met through individual and small-group tuition rather than in classes.

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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.






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Head master

Since 2015, Simon Henderson MA PGCE (30s), previously head of Bradfield College. Educated at Winchester College, followed by Brasenose College, Oxford, where he read history. Teaching career started at Windsor Boys' School, thence to Eton in 2001, where he was a deputy housemaster and head of history, and on to Sherborne School in 2009 as deputy head (academic). Married to Ali, with four young children.

Mr Henderson has the impeccable manners, inscrutability and cerebral acuity generally alleged to distinguish the man who's been to Winchester, but in our experience also common to many heads of senior schools. But he has, too, the aura of serene composure and mastery of self that Betjeman mocks, gently, in his poem, The Wykehamist: 'It's something too to know your wants/And go full pelt for...

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Special Education Needs

Special Educational Needs are met through individual and small-group tuition rather than in classes. Please consult the Tutor for Admissions about our special needs provision and the allowances made in the selection process. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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