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A wholesome and traditional rural prep where children don’t just get an education, but a childhood too. Every day, pupils go outside and excitedly wait for the teacher to shout ‘Time!’ (translated as ‘Go off and play!’), to which pupils shout back in cheerful unison, ‘Tiiiiime!’ as they simultaneously head, full pelt, across the grounds. Old-fashioned values abound. Even in pre-prep, a purpose-built one-storey building about a 30-second walk from the main building, tinies leap to their feet when a visitor enters. Great attention is paid to handwriting – we were shown some pretty snazzy writing books…

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What the school says...

The school features full boarding with plenty of parent access. Two or three leave outs per term run from Friday at 12.30pm until Monday at 7.30pm. In their first year children have the option of weekly boarding. There is also an attractive day pupil package. A significant building programme during the last 8 years has given the school enviable facilities including most recently an indoor swimming pool. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2022, Anthony Rendall. His first headship, having previously been deputy head at The Elms School and before that, deputy head at Horris Hill. Degree in education and history from Bath; PGCE from Bath Spa. Cut teeth in London preps. ‘Adored’ his own experience of prep boarding (followed by Brentwood School) and couldn’t wait to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and aunt (both headteachers), even opting to pore over school budget sheets as part of his teenage work experience!

Had his work cut out from day one, having been brought in on the back of a disappointing ISI inspection and a merger with Uppingham. Parents think he was just the man for the job – ‘One hundred per cent the right appointment.’ So far has overseen significant facility...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a strong learning support department which provides extra lessons for those who need them. This covers moderate learning difficulties associated with dyslexia or dyspraxia together with study skills lessons and more general subject support. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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