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A broad range of ability was evident in the class assembly in which some pupils were able to recite large tracts of memorised text beautifully, while others were reading their one line from a prompt. However all are rewarded for their effort, enthusiasm and interest with celebration certificates each week. Frequent fundraising extravaganzas are organised by the parents and wholehearted support of the governors means this is likely to continue to grow and be a great feature of the school. DT feels vibrant and ambitious, the room filled with little wooden robots...

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What the school says...

We provide a happy, nurturing environment for children of all abilities. Results are excellent, and children leave us with a set of core values that will remain with them always. Early registration is advised for Reception. Occasional places are available in other year groups.

We have a means tested bursary to a child whose parents would not otherwise be able to afford independent education. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2016, Ben Freeman BEd (design technology) PG Dip (educational leadership) (late 40s). Still very much ‘the new kid on the block’ (his own words), Mr Ben, as he is known here, is not just new to Finton House but new to Wandsworth and the buzzing metropolis of London. Previously head of Windermere Prep for eight years, a school that had already munched its way through two heads in quick succession before he arrived, he was brought in to rescue the situation having been teaching at Malsis Prep school in North Yorkshire (which no longer exists).

The fresh air of the English countryside runs through Ben Freeman’s veins. Born and brought up in the Wirral, he was educated at Rossall School and then the University of West of England, Bristol....

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Special Education Needs

Finton House was founded on two principles. Firstly, we believe that young children should not have the pressures of a competitive entry system. Secondly, the environment should be inclusive with all children having the same opportunities. We wish children to accept and learn from each other. Classes are made up of children of a wide range of abilities and some of these have special educational needs. Finton House enables all children to share in the whole curriculum and to have equal access to a wide range of learning resources, which are used to enhance their successes and progress. The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) has responsibility for all pupils with special needs, and those with learning difficulties. The department also has a team of peripatetic teachers; four part-time learning support teachers, a part time speech and language therapist and a part time occupational therapist.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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