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One of Horris Hill’s idiosyncrasies is that it doesn’t do year groups, it does ‘termly remove’. Boys are placed in small classes (average 11.7 (!) but much smaller in the final year) according to the progress they are making and remain there until they have mastered all their subjects to the requisite level. Organic kitchen garden, run by boys and parents, provides fruit, veg, eggs and pork - the school raised five Hampshire Black piglets last year (resulting in an agreeable hog roast at the father-son cricket)...

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Headmaster

Since 2011, Giles Tollit BA (40s). Initially destined for a career in the military, he studied classics at Bristol on an army bursary. Took gap year job at a prep where he was expecting to teach Latin in a fairly junior capacity, but before term started found himself head of classics. Ten years at Caldicott and thence to Bilton Grange as deputy head. 2021 chairman-elect of the BSA.

Keeping a boys-only boarding prep at full sail in the 21st century is not the easiest of tasks, but Mr Tollit has got this. On our last visit he compared running the school to running a cruise ship: ‘doors close at the start of each term and off we go.’ No longer. ‘We’re much more parentally aware now; we know we have...

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Special Education Needs

Horris Hill is not a school that specializes in Special Needs provisions. We have a SENCo and provide additional help for boys who need it. For further information please contact the school.

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