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So much talent, so many opportunities! ‘I didn’t really understand until I got here,’ a 14-year-old told us solemnly. ‘At his previous school my son was home at 3.34pm, did an hour of homework and then spent the whole evening gaming,’ said a parent conjuring a vision of 21st century bleakness. ‘Here they are encouraged to try things and then to run with what they love.’ The music department is a case in point, organising a vertiginous 1,316 music lessons per week across 35 instruments including accordion, sitar and lute (didgeridoo sadly discontinued but only owing to lack of demand) ...

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

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Head master

Since 2015, Simon Henderson MA PGCE, 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 the eldest of whom is at Eton. Describes himself as a Queens Park Rangers supporter (‘a lesson in misery’) and a lover of the outdoors, sport and time spent with friends and family. A teacher to his core and still teaches a bit of history. Parents described him as ‘very, very down to earth, not pompous, not elitist’.

Appointed at age 39, Mr Henderson was the...

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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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