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There’s a sensory room that children requiring time out can retreat to, and some have a card they can use which allows them to leave lessons. Movement breaks are built in to the curriculum, and quirks are just no big deal. Here difference is normal. Comfortable relationships between the children are encouraged through vertical tutoring, with mixed year groups meeting for form time. ‘It’s like a big family, children feel so at home there,’...

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We cater for potentially able students with specific learning difficulties. Providing support for individuals who are dyslexic, dyscalculic, dyspraxic and who may also have ADD and social and communication difficulties.

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Acting head

Since 2023 Caroline Stamos, Acting Head


There’s a window of opportunity. The school’s troubles a couple of years back resulted in a drop in the roll. The school is seeing a steady flow of referrals again, but for the moment there are spaces in classrooms and boarding houses.

Applying involves sending in your child’s paperwork for an initial screening. The school understands that pupils coming from the independent mainstream sector may not have the same paper trail, so the registrar and SENCo will liaise with families in these circumstances to gather information. If all looks promising at that point, the child is invited in for a four day taster process, to check whether they are likely to thrive at the school, and sit well with the other pupils. Head is trying...

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Special Education Needs

We are a school that caters for able pupils with a diagnosis of specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia; autism; ADD; and social communication difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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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