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Children move about with purposeful expressions and an obvious certainty about their next destination, so this is definitely a well-orchestrated operation, although rather charmingly relaxed on the surface. Despite this cool rather than hothouse atmosphere, Redcliffe children leave with the full academic package: they may not have been offered the exotic curriculum options available in the larger local preps but they have no trouble in passing 8+ and 11+ and succeeding in the ferocious competition for places at demanding senior schools...

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Interim Head

Since January 2021, Benedict Dunhill (interim head). Previously headmaster of Abercorn School in Marylebone. A graduate of UCL, he began his teaching career in secondary schools and moved into preparatory education as head in 2004. Ran Port Regis School in Dorset from 2010 to 2015. Has served as an ISI inspector for the past 10 years.

A keen sportsman, he enjoys football, cricket, Eton fives and kayaking.

Entrance

Approximately three children put down per nursery place but there is a lot of natural attrition due to some London parents' habit of applying piecemeal to keep their options open. It’s a first come, first served, non-selective school with a front of the queue policy for siblings and the registrar says that she 'can’t think of a time when there has been a...

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Special Education Needs

We provide onsite specialist learning support for children with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia. Individual Education Plans are written for pupils identified as having special needs, including those who are gifted and talented. These are accessible to all teaching staff and updated regularly.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
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 Y

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