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Pupils are a mixed bag but many are academically able. Able to cater for high fliers - one child in year 8 passed GCSE maths recently. We saw a drama practical tutorial for a young man. This was intense and more like a university tutorial, pushing him on rather than going at a slower pace. Creativity is valued at Gretton. We saw some year 10 outstanding product design work; children engaged ...

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Since September 2016, Zoe Kirby. Joined Gretton in 2014 as deputy head and was promoted when former head Tina Harris was appointed principal. She was previously deputy head at Clare Lodge, a secure unit for girls with mental health problems, for seven years. Before that, a mainstream teacher of PE and science for 10 years, but has always had a pastoral role.

Caring, humorous and professional, one of Kirby's first changes was to bring in Darcy the dachshund, a lively puppy, as a therapy dog. Stressed children lower their voices, calm down and enjoy spending time with her. There is a rota for dog walking too.

Academic matters

Gretton is a specialist autism provision for children aged 5-19 with high functioning autism. They try to capitalise on a student’s interests, so children have...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

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