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Many parents have Mediterranean roots (Turkish, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Cypriot) and a firm belief in family, and the school reflects those values. Very much a traditional prep, it retains distinctive black and yellow blazers, formal good manners and neatly brushed hair. Rugby has put the school back on the prep school circuit, and more recently too has...

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Since March 2021, Perran Gill, previously acting head and before that deputy head since 2014.


Register a couple of years before entry at 4 but pressure on places is not intense. For some parents this school is an informed choice and they want a small independent school – for others they have no choice as they live in a ‘grey area’ of schools in Palmers Green and couldn’t get a place at a state primary school.

The school is non-selective, but before pupils start reception parents come for a meeting and their sons are observed doing jigsaws and playing games. ‘The key thing is to ascertain that we will be a good fit for the child.’ Probably not the school for a boy with a very specific or global needs, who is...

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Special Education Needs

Keble has a small team of professionals who support children with additional needs. These include three dyslexia-trained part-time teachers and learning support teaching assistants for Years 1 to 4. Support in the senior school is reduced and generally in-class. Children with a diagnosed need have a pupil passport with reasonable adjustments made. We support children with an EHCP, but Keble is not a specialist school and generally additional needs fall within the mild to moderate range. The curriculum is academic and from year 5 takes account of the Common Entrance syllabus. The emotional well-being of all pupils is a key aim at Keble and is supported by the whole school ethos, PSHE syllabus and additional social skills input and support groups.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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