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‘They don’t care what you know until they know that you care’ is the mantra about teaching, with student happiness and pastoral care the beating heart of the school. Everything about this place - the policies, the teaching styles, the whole building dedicated to well-being – seems to be underpinned by a sense of community, caring and communicating and that goes right down to little touches. ‘Not a hothouse, but academic’ is the general consensus, with current head credited with ramping up results. Poor behaviour a minority interest, said students we talked to, mainly because...

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Visitors are always welcome to visit Reigate Grammar School. We hold regular open events and families are very welcome to come along to our our extensive programme of drama productions, concerts and talks or to meet with the Headmaster, Mr Shaun Fenton. Please contact us to arrange a visit. Reigate St. Mary's Preparatory and Choir School (ages 3-10) is the junior school to RGS. To arrange a visit to Reigate St Mary's please contact [email protected] ...Read more

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Since 2012, Shaun Fenton OBE MA PGCE MEd NPQH FCCT. Formerly head of Pate’s and founded and chaired National Grammar Schools Association; more recently became chair of Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (‘great for new opportunities for students’ eg recent lunch for politics students with Minister for Education, partnership work that has helped grow the school’s bursaries). Educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s, then PPE at Oxford. Started and ditched City career for education, first in west London comprehensive until drawn by challenge of The Ridings School in Halifax, labelled worst in Britain in TV documentary. Exhilarated by challenge of working with one of the first superheads, who achieved rags to riches magic, forged in hotbed of innovation. ‘If something worked here, would work anywhere.’ Much in demand to repeat the process, quickly promoted to first deputy...

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Special Education Needs

Reigate Grammar School is open to applications from any prospective pupil with a physical and/or mental impairment. The school's policy is to apply the same admissions criteria to all pupils and potential pupils regardless of any disability of which it is aware, and not to put any disabled pupil or potential pupil at a disadvantage compared to any pupil who is not disadvantaged because of a disability. All applications will be judged fairly and the school will consider any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made to cater for the child's disability. When applying for a place, parents are asked to write to the Headmaster setting out the nature and extent of any disability, and whether or not they wish the school to take any disability into account during the admissions process. The school currently engages two part-time learning support tutors, who are available to work with pupils on a one-to-one basis. This service is designed to assist those pupils with mild learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. However, the tutors' time is limited and this service is not suitable for pupils who need more help than one session each week can provide. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
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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