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Space is at a premium, the library fills in a corridor and a piano lesson seemed to be going on in a passageway. The IT room contained a lot of slightly restless boys learning computer basics. But, no worry, there is plenty of room for burning energy outside in the big playground which, cleverly, has a partially covered area. Communication certainly seems to be a great strength; no parent could say they are not kept fully up to date. From the headmaster’s termly letter to the weekly school newsletters, everything is covered...

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Girls in the nursery only. Boys ages 3-13.

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Since 2011, Mark Turner BA PGCE NPQH (40s). Studied French and Spanish at Bristol before training at Sandhurst with six years in the army. After leaving, taught at Merchant Taylors' before joining Durston House, Ealing where he was deputy head for nine years. Married with four children, two of whom are at the school. Feels he is lucky to head such a good, friendly, and mainly local school. Says it has a strong sense of community and provides a broad education. Parents like the fact that he teaches French to year 4, thereby getting to know the senior boys, and say he's ‘very approachable’ and ‘a classic boys’ prep school headmaster’. Feel that he has made the school gentler. One of his aims is to unite the three sections of the school: at the...

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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 prep. Each year we conduct full assessments of all pupils to help to identify pupils 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
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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