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‘I didn’t realise it was quite so big,’ says practically every prospective parent. Located in an eight-and-a-half acre site tucked away in residential suburbia, Lochinver House won’t seduce you with its good looks, but in true ugly duckling style it could well win you over with its hidden beauty which manifests itself in a warren of practical facilities and decent outdoor space, all aimed at squeezing excellence out of its young charges. ‘Maths is amazing, science is out of this world and while English used to be the weakness, that’s shining bright now too,’ one parent told us, echoing others. Languages department...

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Since 2011, Ben Walker BA PGCE CELTA. Educated at Lochinver House (head boy in 1977 - tie, badges a photo ‘of when I had more hair,’ proudly displayed in his office), St Albans School and Reading University where he read English. Joined retail group C&A as a management trainee after university. Realised after a year that the commercial world was ‘not really for me’ and took a PGCE at the Institute of Education. Spent 13 years in inner city state secondary schools, rising through the ranks, before he and his wife sold up and moved the family to Kenya in 2002, where they spent three years starting a school, coordinating health care projects and working as Church Mission Society partners. Towards the end, took a post at St Andrews, Turi, a prep school for...

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Special Education Needs

Lochinver House School has a Learning Support Unit that provides assistance to boys that require extra support in the school. This unit works closely with all members of staff to provide the necessary support required. The SENCO can provide screening/ assessment to assist with any difficulty the child might have. The Learning Support Unit works closely with parents and outside agencies should this be necessary.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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