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Everybody, particularly staff, expected to look out for others and to deal with, or find someone to deal with, problems when they find them. ‘Will give a boy a chance to turn around and will bring the shy out of themselves.’ A number of parents told us that their son's confidence had been really boosted after just a few months...

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Halliford School is celebrating another year of excellent academic results with 100% of all GCSE students achieving at least 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English. There is a similar success story with A Level results. But Halliford is not only about academic achievement. The school prides itself on its nurturing environment, where the 394 students are encouraged to maximise their academic potential whilst experiencing opportunities to develop skills beyond the classroom - in sports, music, art, and drama as well as a range of extra-curricular activities and trips.

As well as its light and airy classrooms, IT suites and laboratories, Halliford has a theatre, library and a spacious sports hall. There are also on-site sports fields with additional facilities within walking distance. The new music, art and Sixth Form Centre offers state of the art facilities.

Halliford is proud of its caring ethos where small classes enable staff to get to know all of their pupils personally, meeting their individual educational needs, whether that involves challenging more academically able students, or providing extra support for those that need it.

Emerging from this vibrant community the Halliford student goes out into the adult world equipped with self-confidence and a sense of purpose, an excellent education, awareness of the needs of others and often, examination results far beyond his or her expectations.

Come and visit Halliford - you will see why we are so proud of our students and our school environment.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)


International Baccalaureate:primary years - primary years is a programme for ages 3-12.



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Since January 2015, Simon Wilson, previously deputy head at The Leys School. Educated at City of London School and Royal Holloway College (maths degree), has also been head of maths at Latymer Upper and head of year 9 at RGS Guildford.

Moving on in December 2017.

Academic matters

Not the local academic top stream, but very much a place where an academic boy, suited to a smaller, broader school, can flourish. ‘My son was allowed to be smart, punctual and bright, and was not teased much.’ Entry requirements having been pushed up a few years ago, exam results have now reached respectable levels: 49 per cent A*/A at GCSE in 2016; at A level, 48 per cent of grades A*/B, 17 per cent A*/A.

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Special Education Needs

Halliford accepts pupils with special needs or disabilities according to the same criteria as other pupils, provided their admission is compatible with provision of efficient education for the children for whom they will be educated and with an efficient use of resources. Although not having a specialist unit or department, Halliford provides support for its wide range of pupils within a main stream setting. In practice this means that they must be capable of following the academic curriculum the school provides. Special assistance, other than that provided by individual classroom teachers, is not available. 09-09

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]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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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