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Split between three attractive buildings in Richmond, this is very much a united school with a clear ethos and sense of purpose. The pupils - aged from 3 to 13 - are happy and chatty. The older children are thoroughly prepared for both the 11 and 13+ and they convey a quiet confidence without arrogance. Wellbeing is prioritised in the belief that happy children achieve well and communication at all levels is outstanding. Change is in the pipeline as the transition to co-educational begins ...

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King's House School in Richmond is an independent day prep school and nursery for children aged 3 to 13 years.

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Since 2011, Mark Turner. A languages graduate (University of Bristol), he spent six years in the army education corps before a career move. First teaching post at Merchant Taylor’s, teaching languages and running the CCF, before an epiphany and a move into primary education. At Durston House (as academic deputy) for nine years and at KHS ever since. A father of four (now almost grown up) children, his sons attended the school and he lives in a school house ‘down the road’. When not at work, he plays the piano, plays and watches sport, and enjoys doing and setting quizzes (including an online staff quiz each week).

His greatest achievement to date, apart from ‘keeping the school full’ (a comment very much spoken in jest but possibly holding a modicum of...

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Special Education Needs

We have two specialist SEN teachers and one assistant. All three are permanent members of the school staff who attend staff meetings and take a full role within the school. Boys who need learning support are all given an IEP which is distributed to the pupil, his parents and to all staff who teach him. This is updated each term. Support can be in the form of withdrawal lessons, in class support, early morning Touch Type, Read and Spell lessons or a combination of all three. We allow laptop use where necessary in class and for homework. All Year 7 and 8 students have a Chromebook for their school work. Each year we conduct full assessments of all pupils to help to identify those who are struggling or who need extension work.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia 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
Hospital School Y
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 Y
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 Y

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