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Strong musical tradition as you'd expect ... choir trips all over the place, recordings for Radio 3. Good range of after-school clubs. Children also made aware of the environment and their impact upon it - with a master in charge of the school's carbon footprint.

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What the school says...

Boarding is from the age of 11 - Year 7. We educate the Choristers of Rochester Cathedral Choir.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.



What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster of Preparatory School

Since September 2018, Tom Morgan, previously deputy head of the Prebendal School in Chichester. A cathedral chorister, he is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where he met his wife, Camilla, and together they have four children. He has also worked at Swanbourne House, Ashdown House and Chafyn Grove.

Headmistress of pre-prep and nursery: Since 2009 Sarah Skillern MA BA NPQH (late 30s).


Most join in the nursery at age 3+ and move on to the pre-prep the following year. Places allocated on a first come first served basis. Entry into the prep is via an interview with both parents and the child and a report from the child’s current school – most join at 8+ and 11+ but will take children at any time if there...

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Special Education Needs

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