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Some children really do skip between lessons here; it’s a very buoyant place. Elegant buildings, beautifully kept. Gravel crunches under foot. Mature trees (no climbing); but under the rhododendrons at break time, flashes of uniform and scrambling limbs. A plastic cow peers around the edge of the bushes, a school jumper draped around its head. One teacher blows a bugle of brilliance if he reads something fabulous in class; another gives top gun award for great work: aviator shades and a moustache for the day. ‘They enthral the children’, said another parent, in awe...

 

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Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since September 2019, Acting Head, Vanessa Coatz. Joined the school in 2012, prior to which she taught in a variety of maintained and independent schools across London and Kent. Drama is a passion – since doing her degree in education and drama from Chester College, Liverpool in 1992.

Term time doesn’t leave much time for hobbies, but travel, reading, fine wine and good food all beckon in the holidays.

Entrance

‘No type it wouldn’t suit’, says the school. Broadly first come, first served, with taster days and soft touch testing so they know where pupils are and can monitor development. A parent thought that it wouldn't suit children who don’t recognise discipline - pupils here need to be respectful of all ages.

‘Took a long time to get in’, said...

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Special Education Needs

Marlborough House School aspires to unlock potential in every pupil, providing each child with an education tailored to his or her strengths and needs. Our aim is to ensure that the Learning Support department delivers fun support sessions designed with an individual focus, aiming to engage pupils and support them to become self-motivated learners. Learning support should be a positive experience and a safe environment where children can relax and focus on the areas of learning they find challenging, without feeling exposed or under pressure.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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