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Newton Prep is an oasis in an unpromising urban landscape which the head advises is ‘rapidly evolving’... Whole school marked Climate Strike day (older pupils decamped to the all-weather pitch and used their bodies to create a model of the earth) and an annual school sleep-out raises money for the homeless. Outside (in a presumably unintentional nod to Bladerunner) an elevated train snakes round the ample all-weather pitch 

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What the school says...

Newton Prep is a vibrant school which offers a challenging education for inquisitive children who are eager to engage fully with the world in which they are growing up. Our aim is to inspire children to be adventurous and committed in their learning. We provide balance and breadth in all aspects of a child's education: intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual. Newton Prep encourages initiative, individuality, independence, creativity and enquiry. The school promotes responsible behaviour and respect for others in a happy, safe and caring environment. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since 2013, Alison Fleming, BA, MA Ed; PGCE (50s). Tall, elegant, and previously head of Dulwich Junior School, Mrs Fleming manages 127 staff and 640 pupils across a three-acre site and ‘loves it’. A theology graduate from Nottingham University, she has two grown up sons, a city trader and theatre producer respectively, and a husband who is a chemical engineer. Determinedly hands-on, over lunch, we enjoyed watching her go mano a mano to successfully unravel a skirmish between three highly articulate year 3 girls.

Has overseen the creation and implementation of the ‘Newton Diploma’, a programme for years 7 and 8, in which the humanities are taught thematically and include – buzzword alert - citizenship and community. History, geography, and TPR (theology, philosophy and religion) are combined in a thematic...

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Special Education Needs

The aim of the Resource Unit is to enable all children in its care to reach their full potential, to build their confidence and to equip them with strategies to allow them to make the greatest possible progress in their studies at school. The Resource Unit at Newton Prep is staffed by three specialist teachers, all of whom have training in teaching children with special educational needs. It is headed by the SEN and High Ability Co-ordinator, whose role is to provide the vital communication between all those involved in meeting children’s needs: teachers, parents and specialist practitioners. Up until Year 2, children are given extra support in small groups, normally within the classroom. Many younger children will only require a term or two of support until their development catches up with their peers. From Year 2 onwards those children who are felt to need specialist input normally receive it on a one-to one-basis. Support is generally offered without charge. If a child requires intensive support, for which a charge would normally be made, parents will be consulted beforehand. The Resource Unit can call on the input of a wide range of specialist intervention such as speech and language therapy, paediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy. This professional input will be charged directly to the parents by the practitioner but can take place in school, minimising disruption to the school day.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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