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The school believes in giving children lots of opportunities to try out new things so the extracurricular programme is vast. For years 3-6, there’s a life skills based enrichment programme every Friday afternoon – children choose anything from first aid to cooking – and all pupils get the chance to earn up to 14 scout-like badges that they sew on their jumpers. The pupil-run school radio station is inspired, with an…

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Since April 2021, Jennie Phillips, the first female head of the school and indeed in the King’s Foundation. Previously head of Monmouth School Girls’ Prep School, she was educated at Oxford High School and studied education at Exeter. ‘It was only ever teaching for me,’ she grins - she got a kick out of doing reception break duty even when she was still at school herself. Work experience at a primary school when she was 14 nailed her decision despite spending most of her time knee deep in sticky back plastic. First teaching post was at St Peter’s Prep, Devon, thence to Badminton Prep for a long stint before Monmouth. Covering other teachers remains her favourite bit of the job, even now.

Smiley, unassuming and very much one of the...

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Special Education Needs

The school employs a number of support staff to assist both in the classroom and in individual support lessons. All support lessons are an integral part of our provision and there is no additional charge for such provision. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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