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Girls wear kilts and despite the best efforts of Mr and Mrs Fox, boys still wear grey corduroy trousers. According to parents, who voted overwhelmingly to keep the said trews, they ‘wash well and take a lot of hammering’. Parents like the fact that ‘there’s no sloping off to the shop’. Because there is no shop. Difficult to know whether compliment or insult that the head’s own son chose to board even though he could see his own bedroom window from the boys’ house ...

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



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2019, Rob Fox BSc, PGCE (1997) taking up his first headship after returning from six years in Hong Kong as head of pastoral care and part of the team setting up Harrow International School. On paper his wife Kate is head of admissions, but this seems to be a wildly elastic role which involved the swift procurement of multiple summer play costumes on the day of our visit. Parents remark that they got ‘more than just a new head’ out of the deal. Their three children all now attend Shrewsbury, the youngest glimpsing two years at Packwood before his departure. 

Within weeks of joining, Mr Fox was smiling all over the local press, heartily shaking hands (how retro) with the head of Shrewsbury, confirming that Packwood was joining the...

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Special Education Needs

One-to-one support is available through our learning support department. 10-09

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