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Given it’s a school where many pupils have challenging behaviour, we were struck by how peacable it is. We were also struck by the verbal ability of the students, confirming the school’s leaning towards able kids – and also their sociability, as most were happy to chat to us and explain what they were doing. In the busy art room, defying any expectations of autistic-style undecorated walls, we looked at some wonderful portfolios, and some superb photography by…

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head Teacher

Since 2017, Steve O'Gara.

Academic matters

Most – around 85 per cent - of pupils are high functioning, and will take around seven GCSEs. The school offers a full raft of GCSEs including English, maths, science, history, geography, DT, art and design, food technology and music. Pupils in this cohort might typically excel at maths, ICT and science but struggle with the creative part of writing for English and history, in which case they will study entry level qualifications instead in those subjects.

Parents are pleased with the flexibility in the curriculum; one reported that the school changed the timetable to ensure their son could do the triple sciences he wanted.

There are also BTecs on offer, and AptEd awards – these are less challenging and more...

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Special Education Needs

No comment taken to the point of secrecy. As if the Priory was something out of The Da Vinci Code. SEN details added by us. Officially, the school is an independent school, approved by the DfES for boys with Asperger's Syndrome.

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 Y
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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