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Boundless activities! Almost all day pupils including juniors stay till 4.40pm for an hour of activity which can include supervised study, tutorials, extra coursework or teaching. Falconry is clearly the latest craze – the juniors couldn’t stop talking about it - but also the tip of an impressive iceberg. 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 corridors of work for 21st century education. The original library had a cunning makeover with a gallery providing working space...

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Jonathan Lee, previously housemaster and maths teacher at Uppingham. Maths degree from St Andrews and is a qualified accountant.

Academic matters

All-through school from 3-18, with French started at 7 and German at 11. Spanish, Italian and Latin as extracurricular but can be taken at GCSE, as can Chinese. Wide range of GCSE subjects with flexible time timetabling based on the needs of each particular year group so that 95 per cent get to take what they want. English, Eng lit and maths for all plus six other options (can include three – or two - separate sciences or science and additional science.) Usual subjects plus ICT, CDT (done in a well-equipped but basic hut in the grounds), sports studies, drama and music. Consistently sound record with a good sprinkling of A and...

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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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