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A spacious science lab ensures pupils can carry out experiments. They are encouraged to solve problems and create models; we saw a sophisticated Galileo-inspired pendulum. Homework and costume provision for theme days can cause difficulties for working parents but the 8.00am–6.00pm school day and after-school clubs are much appreciated. Children appear relaxed and enthusiastic. They stood up as one, politely greeting us with ‘good morning’ in every class. Year 6s we chatted to were very excited about their forthcoming production...

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What the school says...

We have a new head - Mr Carl Howes. Our specialist facilities include a new science room, art studio with kiln, library, music suite, two additional peripatetic teaching rooms, a new 400-seat performance hall with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, as well as numerous new classrooms and small work areas. Our new, larger dining room, serves meals of an exceptionally high quality. ...Read more

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Since 2015, Carl Howes MA (Cantab) natural sciences, PGCE from St Luke’s Exeter, previously deputy head at St Paul’s Juniors, following head of maths and second master at King’s House School, Richmond. His wife is a Twickenham primary school teacher; son, 20s, and teenage daughter. First RPPS head to come from outside, Mr Howes is committed to the school’s ethos: ‘I very much appreciated the thriving, happy community I inherited.’ Seen most days in the playground, smartly attired, welcoming all; parents we spoke to describe him as ‘highly approachable’, ‘a good listener, quiet but straight talking’. Mr Howes comments, ‘I enjoy the connection with the children and as a head you have to make an effort': he clearly does, as prior to our visit, he was away on year 5's Devon residential trip. He...

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Special Education Needs

Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School aims and values: To identify at the earliest opportunity all children who need special consideration to support their physical, sensory, emotional, communication or cognitive development. To ensure that these children are given appropriate support to meet their needs with minimal disruption to access. To ensure that these children are fully included in all activities in order to promote the highest level of achievement. To involve parents, pupils and external agencies in developing a partnership of support at all stages. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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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