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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 September 2023, Jonathan Wadge, previously head at Woodford Green Prep for eight years and before that, deputy head at St Albans High School for Girls. He has taught a range of subjects across all primary school ages, and was a senior teacher at Portsmouth Grammar School. Degree in theology from Durham, PGCE from Oxford and NPQH from UCL. Married with one daughter, his interests include the great outdoors and competing in triathlons, ‘when time permits!’


Currently oversubscribed and ‘gently’ selective. Candidates at 3 and 4 assessed informally in small groups (‘a fun day,’ say parents) to check suitability and potential. Boys entering higher up the school, some from state primaries and some new to area, spend a day at the school with a ‘buddy’ and are tested in numeracy and literacy, with competition often...

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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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