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In a fantastic rural setting with imaginative use of the castellated grand areas, the school also has the problem of making stone staircases, high ceilings and a warren of corridors work for 21st century education.  However, numbers have been growing allowing recent investment into teaching, technology and buildings, whilst managing to keep fees inclusive and affordable.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

Other features

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.

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Headmaster

Since 2016, Jonathan Lee MA PGCE ACA (late forties), previously housemaster and Mathematics teacher at Uppingham. Educated at Scottish Loretto School, followed by psychology degree from St Andrews and a first career in corporate finance, qualifying as an accountant. Change of direction in 2005, when qualified as a teacher under the QTS scheme at Corby Technology College where he taught until his Uppingham appointment.

His finance skills stand him in good stead with a small school housed in beautiful but expensive to maintain premises, ‘one of only two houses in the country with bronze windows – rugby balls kept well away from the building’ he says ruefully. Established in 1983 as a co-educational boarding school with 100 pupils, there are few endowment funds, so totally dependent on current income. For some...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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