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With an experienced new head at the helm, this school prides itself on knowing every pupil intimately and preparing them expertly for a wide range of secondary schools. The wow factor comes not from from shiny new buildings but well-developed scholarship programmes, and a smart switch to the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate for year 8s, coupled with Common Entrance maths and English…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2020, Eddy Newton (50s). ‘I knew from about age 17 that I’d be a teacher,’ says Mr Newton, even before he started his classics degree at Jesus College, Cambridge, and he has never deviated from that path. This is his third headship after Felsted Prep and Chafyn Grove in Salisbury, and a stint as chief executive of the Cothill Trust.

Any impression that this ‘gnarly old veteran’, as he jokingly calls himself, has come here for a cosy pre-retirement job is immediately dispelled by his honesty, warmth and dynamism – his own children may be teenagers but he’s an ultra-marathon runner and cyclist. He’s also been an immediate hit with parents: ‘He’s grasped straight away what Marlborough House is about, but he’s quite no nonsense,’ and ‘We’ve been very impressed...

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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
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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