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To compare the fabric of Maidwell to other preps would be as to compare Sandringham to Beckingham Palace. Here you will find no trace of architect designed theatres or gleaming new boarding houses but a low-key wealth of facilities that’s right in line with the lifestyle of the well-heeled...

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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 2001, Robert Lankester MA PGCE (50s). Educated at Charterhouse and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he read history. Leapt into teaching after seven years in the City (‘the best decision I ever made’). PGCE at Durham then 13 years at Uppingham, 10 as a housemaster. Exudes an air of calm confidence that pervades entire school and his charges (averaging around 127 in number) have acquired in spades his self-assured qualities as if by osmosis. Was responsible in 2010 for the introduction of girls, who are now fully established at around 40 per cent of the cohort.

Adored by parents who say he is ‘incredibly all-seeing’. A teacher at heart, still teaches CE history and mingles with pupils at mealtimes. Lives on site with multi-talented wife, Carey (‘a very special person,’...

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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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