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All games (apart from polo) played on site; football, rugby and cricket are tackled with gusto and everybody gets a game. Most unusual and tremendously popular is Herpetology or Snake Club; this is the first time a Good Schools Guide reviewer has conducted interviews with a bearded lizard on her shoulder. As with many of the activities, including a game of football we saw, Snake Club is for all ages – boys buy their reptiles, now all bred in...

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What the school says...

We provide an outstanding academic education in an atmosphere where 'boys can still be boys' and individuality is celebrated. We offer the broadest possible range of extra curricular activities including polo, snake club and rocket making, and continue to maintain our highly successful academic record, gaining no less than 18 awards in the last 2 years, together with art, sport and music scholarships.

The school prides itself on having a modern, family-friendly approach to boarding. Year 2 boys have a slightly shorter day, and no Saturday morning school.
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Fencing

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Headmaster

Since 2004, Mr Tom Bunbury BA PGCE, (40s). Educated at nearby Woodcote Prep and then Millfield, read law at Durham but turned his back on the legal profession to return first to Woodcote, then Homerton College Cambridge for a PGCE followed by Papplewick, where he has remained since 1993. He was head of maths, a housemaster and then deputy before taking over as head. It was, he says, a chance to lead a great team and make it stronger. He is modest and quietly confident, with a charming absence of ego. Parents appreciate the fact that he has guarded the traditions of Papplewick while moving with the times on issues such as demand for flexi-boarding.

He lives on site with his wife, Sallie, and four children. Sallie oversees the matrons...

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Special Education Needs

Papplewick provides support to those with mild SEN through our extra tuition team providing one-on-one support to the boys. This is paid for as an 'extra'.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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