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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. The last head said 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 September 2023, James Large, previously at Norwich School. Grew up in Suffolk, read zoology at Southampton and did teacher training at UEA. Attributes his ‘broad interest in all areas of school life’ to his parents – his father was a marine biologist and his mother a primary school teacher, musician and artist. ‘Their influence has remained with me throughout life.’ He is joined by his wife, Harriet, and their young son, Albie. Alongside his interest in the biological world, he loves sport ‘in all its forms’, having represented GB as a sailor from a young age and, more recently, England in touch rugby. Also has a ‘deep appreciation’ for the creative arts.


Academically non-selective though pupils must be able to keep up with the curriculum. Prospective pupils and parents are invited to visit the...

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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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