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May not be super-selective, but is a school where achievement matters very much indeed. ‘Had perception of the school as non academic but that was completely wrong,’ said parent. It’s all about participation. School may never run to an orchestra or lay on 25 plays a year, but everyone who wants to can be involved – far better than numerous plays restricted to a select few, says the head. In plenty of schools, happiness is on the elusive side. Here, it’s taken for granted. Boys, even some natural slug-a-beds, spring out of bed at...

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What the school says...

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 2015, Simon Wilson BSc LRAM, 50s. Previously deputy head at The Leys in Cambridge – started as director of studies in 2005 and stayed for almost 10 years, ‘handcuffed, though nicely’ by his two (now grown up) children, both happy pupils there. Before that, five years apiece at Latymer Upper (head of maths), RGS Guildford (head of year 9 and head of hockey) and Reed’s (maths teacher, housemaster).

Took gap year after first teaching stints (Charterhouse followed by KCS) to train as an opera singer, switching back to three Rs when two Ms (marriage and mortgage) made music just too precarious a career. ‘No regrets,’ he says, and remains in demand as a soloist– performing everywhere from Venice, Rome and Florence … to Guildford. ‘Semi professional hobby that keeps you...

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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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