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Wellies, whether green or not, are essential for pupils to rush about and enjoy the grounds which include wooded areas (with climbable trees). The library is a large panelled room with enticing sofas to snuggle into to read. Learning for Success (the term coined for extra support) takes place in a large, cheerful room. Head says childhood is a time ‘to be able to make mistakes because that is how you learn,’ and this is echoed by lots of parents who told us the school is a place where…

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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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Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2018, David Griffiths, previously head of Daneshill School and before that deputy and acting head of St John’s-on-the-Hill (Dean Close). After school and university (BA in history and PGCE from Cardiff), he held posts teaching in Llanishen High, Howell’s School GDST and Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, where he met his wife, Becky, also teaching there and a head of house. Despite a great love for teaching his subject (ancient and medieval history) in senior schools, he came to feel that it was the all-round educating of children at the prep stage that he wanted to be involved with – this led to working at, for example, Old Buckenham Hall. Has an MEd from Buckingham.

Was ‘immediately taken with the ethos of OBH’ and ‘knew it was the place we...

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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
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
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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