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52 acres in which to run and run – total freedom to explore, provided you’ve got your wellies on. Pastoral care excellent: this is a big school, but pupils feel known and staff quick to take action where there’s a concern. One challenge, says head, is how busy pupils can become with the sweet-shop-esque timetable of extra-curricular fun. London market growing quickly: ‘but we won’t be the London school in the country’, says head. A sociable school: ‘there’s always great cake at match teas’, and every parent we spoke to seemed to be off to a Lambrook get-together soon.

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What the school says...

Nestled in stunning grounds of over 52 acres, Lambrook School boasts 150 years of academic excellence and outstanding opportunities for its pupils. The Lambrook experience combines first class teaching and excellent facilities with traditional values, in the idyllic, tranquil surroundings of the beautiful Berkshire countryside.

By far, our most important asset is our children. From 1860 to the present day we have been nurturing boys and girls, ensuring that they enter senior school life as confident, outgoing, intelligent and creative young people.

We pride ourselves on our high academic standards, superb facilities and sporting provision. Our boarding is fun, friendly and flexible, with a real family atmosphere, yet not compulsory.

Lambrook gives your child the best possible foundations for senior school and beyond. The development of each individual child is at the heart of everything we do, allowing them to grow and thrive in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment.
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Since 2010, Jonathan Perry. BA in theology and history from Gloucestershire before PGCE at Cambridge. Four years as head at Kingsmead, housemaster at Monkton Combe, head of RS and philosophy at Wheatley Park.

Wife Jenny, part-time pharmacologist, works with pastoral team. Sitting together in his immaculate-yet-homely study, they radiate calm, warmth and a sense that everything’s going to be okay with the world. Sofas covered in perfect neutrals; painting of the school (by a parent, naturally) hanging above the fireplace; huge windows looking out onto parkland. Jenny pours a winning cup of tea from one of those personalised Emma Bridgewater teapots ubiquitous in kitchens across the home counties and yet still somehow classy. Heaven.

It may feel like stepping into Homes and Gardens, but Mr Perry is...

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Special Education Needs

We aim to provide each child with every opportunity to develop their potential, taking into account their different learning profiles, abilities and interests (including gifted and talented pupils). Seven suitably qualified teachers, who can assess and teach throughout the age ranges, provide comprehensive individual programmes for those with special learning needs. We apply a whole school policy to meet each pupil’s individual needs following the guidelines of the Code of Practice for SEN. We aim to identify at the earliest opportunity any child who may have Special Educational Needs and to maintain a Special Needs Register. The Learning Development Centre has been well established within the framework of the school. It is expected that pupils attending the LDC will integrate into the school and achieve the expectations of the school curriculum. Pupils need to be able to access the curriculum independently and to have the potential to succeed at Common Entrance. Our aim is for pupils to be happy, motivated and efficient learners. We also strive to build their self-esteem, establish their self-awareness, self worth and confidence in the school environment and beyond. A wide range of specialist teaching is available with a visiting occupational therapist, speech therapist and educational psychologist. Lessons are designed to meet specific needs, as identified by tests or professional assessments. Strategies for classroom management are supplied to all staff to implement and these are reviewed termly. Lessons are usually on one-to-one basis and can be instead of Latin in years 5 to 8. Withdrawing pupils from curriculum subjects is avoided wherever possible. Special arrangements for examinations are applied for and word processors and laptops can be used when appropriate. The progress of pupils with the LDC is continually monitored and reviewed each term. The school has provision for EAL lessons for children for whom English is an additional language if, it is deemed that with appropriate help and support, they will benefit in due course from the mainstream curriculum and will be ultimately successful at Common Entrance. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder 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 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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