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  • Muntham House School
    Barns Green
    West Sussex
    RH13 0NJ
  • Head: Mr Richard Boyle
  • T 01403 730302
  • F 01403 730 510
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  • A special independent school for boys aged from 8 to 18 with behavioural difficulties, autism and ADHD.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 50
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th January 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 12th September 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

We drop in on a year 9 maths class. They are studying algebra through the means of a pirates’ game, with pupils figuring out the co-ordinates for buried treasure. The DT department was abuzz with saws, drills, and hammering, and the welcome sight of boys clearly enjoying the work. In the art room the primary class children were laughing and chatting together sociably as they worked on their masterpieces. Hard to believe that all had been deemed unmanageable in their mainstream schools. It’s a sign the school does...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 1999, Richard Boyle. Always wanted to be in special education, and chose it for his specialism in his education degree. First posting was in the SEN department of a large comprehensive, followed by stints at autism and behavioural schools including Wells Park, Chigwell, and Swalcliffe Park in Oxfordshire.

From a family of 10, where education was held in high regard, so was first intrigued by friends who weren’t interested in learning, and were getting into trouble. ‘I couldn’t work out why, and it fascinated me,’ he said.

As we tour the school students and staff alike address him as ‘Sir’, although he insists he likes them to call him ‘Mr Boyle’. ‘Personalises things,’ he says. ‘It’s a lot harder to say F-off Mr Boyle, than F-off Sir’....

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Special Education Needs

Muntham House is an independent residential special school catering for boys from 8-18 years with social, emotional and mental health problems (SEMH), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autistic spectrum disorders. Ofsted has judged the school in the last 15 years as either good or outstanding, and in the last report Ofsted reported Muntham House is 'a good school with some outstanding features'.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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 Y
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 Y
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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