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Part village school (non-selective, with most children arriving on foot or scooter), part slick prep, RPPS has a reputation for thorough 11+ preparation with a light touch, avoiding ‘crammer’ and ‘hothouse’ labels. Every corner of its site is utilised to the full, and staff here exude the happy confidence of a team that knows it’s on its A game.

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What the school says...

Our specialist facilities include a state of the art science room, art studio with kiln, library, music suite, additional peripatetic teaching rooms, a 400-seat performance hall, as well as numerous spacious classrooms and small work areas. Our dining room serves meals of an exceptionally high quality.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015 Carl Howes. Not the son, but the grandson of a teacher, joined the profession after reading natural sciences at Cambridge and embarking on teaching practice as a stepping stone to a planned career in education psychology. Finding he loved it, he reset his course. Mr Howes joined RPPS after spells as deputy at St Paul’s Juniors and King’s House School Richmond. This part of London is his patch, therefore, and he is married to a teacher too.

Influenced by Carol Dweck’s writing on growth mindsets, he is proud of the six-strand learning culture posted in every classroom which ‘we really live as teachers’. This has lately been paired with an increased focus on questioning (and fresh marking guidelines) and new philosophy for children training for staff who now lead...

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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
Dysgraphia 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
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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