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This is a school of mixed ability, which is good at finding children’s strengths and building on them, as well as enabling children to enjoy things they may not excel in. ‘So if, like me, you have one who’s academic and one who’s not, they both shine,’ said one parent. ‘That goes for sport too,’ said another. Pupils were polite, not arrogant, and there was a definite feeling that they have fun, without being raucous, with a resulting buzz around the school. There’s a strong sense of being a part of the whole here too, so it’s not surprising that…

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Headmaster

Since September 2016, Gareth Davies, previously head of Alleyn Court School in Essex. A mathematician, he has a BA and PGCE from Welsh universities, MEd from Cambridge, is an ISI inspector and has always worked in prep schools. A rugby enthusiast, he is married to Lisa, and they have two young daughters.

Entrance

Non-selective up until year 2, after which there are tests for reading and maths and a ‘gentle’ interview. Nursery has 24 pupils, reception has 34. There are two classes of 20 in year 2 and year 3 upwards is now four classes of 16 per year, with space being made available by the phasing out of year 7s and 8s altogether by 2018. Originally a boys’ school, it became co-ed in 2008. ‘I’d say it’s a prep school for boys that girls can...

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Special Education Needs

We provide learning support, on an individual basis, for children assessed as having specific learning difficulties, including Neurodevelopmental Delay, in both the Junior and Senior Departments.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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
Not Applicable
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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