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Exciting teaching gets the best out of curious boys who are willing to have a go. Lots of parents cited ‘fizzy’ lessons, particularly in sixth form, as their reason for choosing it... Plenty for footballers but it's definitely third fiddle to rugby and hockey: ‘When you watch them play football, you think, that’s just eleven rugby players playing football,’ laughs one mum. Teaching spaces often slightly eccentric and always charming. Biology boasts a zoo of around 300 ‘small uglies’ including Madagascan hissing cockroaches and Cecil the friendly...

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Since 2014, John Moule MA. Attended local comprehensive in Telford, won a scholarship to Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall), graduated with a first in history. Plan A was academia, but funding for his PhD into 16th century theology was ‘inexplicably’ turned down and, before he knew it, he found himself at the front of a classroom. A few happy years at Dean Close followed; thence to Stowe as head of history and later senior housemaster, and Bedford, where latterly he spent six years as head.

Mr Moule has seen almost two generations of Radleians through. What’s changed? ‘Any institution moves forward, but we’re still single sex, still full boarding, still wearing gowns.’ Rather esoteric terminology still going strong, too (don’t worry, we’ll translate). Faced jumpiness from some pupils and alumni early on...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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