Ludgrove A GSG School
- Head: Simon Barber
- T 01189 789881
- F 01189 792973
- E email@example.com
- W www.ludgrove.net
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 8 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Wokingham
- Pupils: 192
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £25,950 pa
- Open days: May and October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Every pillow adorned with loved, often dilapidated soft toy, resident seamstress (‘crucially important,’ says Mrs Barber) on hand to work miracles when teddies’ arms come adrift or eyes go missing - ‘upsetting but it’s the smell they like…’ Matrons much praised. ‘Never shout if you do something wrong,’ said pupil. ‘Say it doesn’t matter, don’t worry.’
What the school says...
Ludgrove is a thriving full boarding prep school for boys age 8 to 13 which sits in 130 acres of spectacular grounds and is a magical place to spend five years of childhood. Here the boys have a wealth of opportunities: a stimulating curriculum, exceptional facilities and a vibrant enrichment programme with exposure to music, drama, sport and art. At Ludgrove we aim to develop the boys' confidence in a caring and supportive environment where they are valued as individuals but learn to live as a community. Friendships are made for life and the full boarding experience and unique Ludgrove spirit allows boys to thrive in an atmosphere of high achievement, happiness, good manners and kindness. Our academic record speaks for itself: we are non selective on entry, yet our boys go on to the top Public Schools, notably Eton, Radley and Harrow. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008 Mr Simon Barber BA (40s) following six years as a teacher here and, before that, at Ashdown House. Mr Barber, who grew up here (and has fond memories of watching cows being milked in what is now the art and carpentry block), completed teacher training at robust state school Cranford Community College with aplomb, tweed jacket and Eton education no barrier to pupil acceptance – when asked where he was at school ‘I said, “down the road, just south of Slough”.’ Spell teaching geography at LVS Ascot was followed by short digression ‘as junior squit’ in corporate finance – quickly realised not for him.
Headship shared until 2013 when joint incumbent moved on to school of his own. After initial parental nerviness, Barbers now universally reckoned to be...
Special Education Needs
We have a strong learning support department comprising three specialist teachers in addition to a visiting speech and language therapist and dyspraxia therapist. All boys are screened on arrival and if any literacy or numeracy difficulties are identified an individual programme of support is put in place. Current boys identified by teachers are referred through a referral form to Learning Support who will then assess the boy and devise a tailor-made programme. All individual programmes are designed after consultation with the English and Mathematics departments and then a profile of the pupil is given to all staff to facilitate their teaching and the boys' learning.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|