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Interior décor raises a smile, particularly the beach-inspired classrooms for younger pupils (sea blue carpet, sand yellow walls) and the overall exuberance of the place, where boys and girls from years 3 to 8 gladly get stuck in to all that goes on and generally have a whale of a time. A lot of parental chatter about the importance of preserving childhood and the main reason why so many families relocate perennially from the city to the idyllic north Norfolk coast...

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What the school says...

Gresham's Prep School is a very special place. We cater for around 236 pupils, about a quarter of whom are boarders. We offer a broad, forward-looking curriculum, a vast range of extra-curricular activities and outstanding pastoral care and support. In 2016, the School was awarded ‘excellent’ in all nine categories following an inspection by ISI Inspectorate. ‘Excellent’ is the ISI descriptor for the Ofsted term ‘outstanding’.

Above all, we offer the space and care for your child to develop; their happiness and progress is an absolute priority. We want every child to feel encouraged, confident and at home. That way they can develop strong roots that will help them grow into happy, well balanced and responsible adults. We also value the individual and want all our pupils to be proud of themselves, their abilities and their individuality. In addition, we make sure that children have plenty of time to be children and that play, fun and laughter feature strongly. Above all this is a happy, kind, busy and inclusive school; please come and visit us and experience it for yourself.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since November 2018, Cathy Braithwaite BA (Ed), previously deputy head. Hails from Exeter, educated at Norwich High School (GDST) and has taught in Staffordshire, Norfolk and Northern Ireland, as well as having been head of maths and director of teaching and learning at St Francis School in Wiltshire for 10 years. Married with two sons (and Isla the black lab). Parents are bowled over by her drive and enthusiasm - ‘indefatigable,’ according to some. ‘My husband and I respect her enormously,’ said one mother, ‘and our son says that when she speaks everyone listens extra carefully, including the teachers.’

The prep school is very much her domain - as she strides around the corridors, children seem happy to see her and eager to please (‘I love your green dress,’ exclaimed a...

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Special Education Needs

A well resourced department with four qualified members of staff, operating from an excellent Learning Support Centre. Pupils who receive learning support vary from those with mild dyslexic and organisational problems to those with more severe problems with reading and writing. We cater for some children with other conditions on a case by case basis.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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