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The grand façade of this remarkable Victorian Tudor mansion, built in 1870s, is dominated by the elaborate portico added to shelter the Prince of Wales’s carriage (though it’s not documented whether he ever arrived to use it). Teachers show real passion, quickly picking up learning style of each pupil due to the small teaching groups. Teacher-led activities have timetabled slots outside teaching time; classroom-related topics spill over into the programme. For a small school punches well above its weight across a wealth of disciplines. Some national rugby players and county hockey players. Badminton has gone from strength to strength...


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Since 2016, Jonathan Lee MA PGCE ACA (40s), previously housemaster and maths teacher at Uppingham. Psychology degree from St Andrews and a first career in corporate finance, qualifying as an accountant. His finance skills stand him in good stead with a small school housed in beautiful but expensive-to-maintain premises. Few endowment funds means total dependence on current income. Numbers have been growing, allowing recent investment in teaching, technology and buildings, whilst managing to keep fees inclusive and affordable.

Believes in interaction between the younger and older pupils, prizes good etiquette and behaviour and encourages pupil collaboration. He says that ‘the school has a big heart’ and is an open door to a broad and diverse range of pupils; a quarter of pupils have additional learning support.


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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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