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OBH boys and girls are encouraged (in a phrase grudgingly authorised by some inspectors) to make their own ‘dynamic risk assessments’ and gauge things for themselves. Predictably, a lifebelt at the edge of the pond does not look like it has been used for years. The science complex is a highlight as it incorporates three laboratories. Also worth a look is the DT centre (take note here of the textiled scarves and the model catamarans)...

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What the school says...

OBH has introduced more flexible day pupil collection times recognising the needs of modern families. Whilst committed to full boarding, the school supports boarding children who have commitments outside school and encourages parents to meet with the Headmaster to discuss options on an individual basis.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2018, David Griffiths, peviously head of Daneshill School near Reading and before that acting head of St John's-on-the-Hill. He and his wife Becky are used to working as a team: both have taught all age groups and whilst he was head of history at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, she was a teacher and head of house there. They have three young children.

Entrance

This is essentially non-selective. Taster days are available and children wishing to enter from year 3 onwards are assessed in English, reading and maths. Only if a child is exceptionally academically fragile will an offer of a place not be forthcoming. Bursarial assistance is available for military and clergy children whilst sibling discounts operate for parents with three children at the school.

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Special Education Needs

Mostly one-to-one withdrawal principally for pupils with specific learning difficulties. Some small group work also takes place.

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 Y
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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