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A small school historically renowned for music, though headmistress points to broader curricular achievement in recent years. Parents praise the ‘value added’, taking pupils ‘beyond their considered capabilities’. They like the way their children are ‘gently encouraged’ in an environment fostering ‘hard work’, yielding ‘increasingly good results’...‘It is easy to sit in the shadow of a medieval cathedral and say, “Aren’t we lucky”, but it is our duty to see those who have not and do something...Since 2003 they have given over 15,000 children in over 150 schools access to music programmes by sharing their resources and experience

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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.

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Head teacher

Since 2015, Sue Hannam. Born and educated locally in Sutton Coldfield, a stone’s throw from Lichfield. Father was a professional goalkeeper for Aston Villa, mother in accounts. Completed English degree and PGCE at Birmingham University, grasping, ‘with both hands’ a foreign exchange to Innsbruck University, Austria, ‘expanding my horizons and overcoming language barriers’. To fund an MA, took short term teaching job in Cirencester but stayed for three years. However, the plan was always for law. Graduating from Chester Law School, took articles with local firm of solicitors, turning down a permanent role when she developed a ‘hankering for the classroom’. Honed her teaching skills at secondary establishments Polesworth then Coleshill, where she remained for six, ‘very happy’ years.

In 2009, Lichfield Cathedral School (LCS) enticed her to set up...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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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