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Hazlegrove School

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A place where children work and play hard, but where they also as importantly have bucket-loads of fun and stay children (lanky boys literally in short trousers) until they leave at 13. In the prep school, day to day communication (prep etc) between parents and school is via each child’s journal, where the days of the week are printed in no fewer than three languages - two modern, one ancient - and where the owner is reminded of common courtesies (listen carefully when people are speaking to you; look interested etc) and invited to reflect on his/her own learning and activities. Teaching is usually mixed ability, with some…

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What the school says...

The school is in a country house setting in a 200 acre park. Over eighty scholarships and awards in the last three years. Academic success is important at all levels. Lots of sport and a developing outdoor education programme. Music is a strength - fifteen ensembles a week and nationally acclaimed choir. Boarding numbers have increased to 100 in the last few years, largely through personal recommendation. ...Read more

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


What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2017, Mark White MA (Edinburgh) PGCE (early 50s), previously academic deputy head at the Dragon for 13 years. As urbane and considered as one would expect of an Old Etonian, Mr White has nonetheless seen the rougher end of education, having done his teaching practice in one of Bristol's most deprived suburbs before moving on to the more genteel setting of a Cheltenham comprehensive. The celebration and prolonging of childhood and the absence of hothousing initially attracted him to Hazlegrove, its beautiful rural surroundings an added bonus. When we asked him about his priorities as a head, his reply was unequivocal - ‘the children’s wellbeing and the school’s core values of kindness, integrity, courage, grace and generosity,’ said he without missing a beat. Not endless scholarships then, although they also turn up year...

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Special Education Needs

Hazlegrove provides an excellent education for its dyslexic pupils. They benefit from high quality specialist tuition from skilled and dedicated teachers as well as a broad, well balanced curriculum taught by staff with a good knowledge of dyslexia and how it impacts on a child's learning. We seek to help pupils with Special Educational Needs, or Learning Difficulties, to achieve their individual potential and to feel confident within the school community. The support unit comprises 3 dedicated rooms containing specialist equipment, up to date IT facilities and a library. Pupils usually have 2 lessons per week which are multi-sensory in design and meet individual needs. Each pupil has an IEP and there are close links between the unit and the class teachers. We are a CReSTeD Category DU school offering a Dyslexic Unit. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for 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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