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More carrot than stick means more rewards and less sanctions – ‘hardly anyone gets detentions,’ said a pupil. Anti-bullying award means staff and pupils are trained ambassadors – ‘they are absolutely on it with kindness,’ confirmed parent. Some parents make up their mind as soon as they get down the drive, notable for its ferocious speed bumps that would wake even the sleepiest policeman. ‘You see all that space and know that’s it!’ said one. Upon asking, as we always do, what pupils would improve about their school, one presented us with…

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What the school says...

Welcome to a nurturing school with a big personality.

Giving a child the best possible foundations for a bright future is a true privilege. Our fantastic facilities give pupils tremendous scope for achieving the academic, sporting and creative excellence that we encourage. Just as important is the safe, secure and caring framework that we provide, giving children the support and self-belief they need to make their own individual strides forward.

I get huge satisfaction from seeing each one cross barriers and shine in a way that is uniquely theirs and with two children myself, I know the pride parents feel when they see their child thriving.

I look forward to helping your child thrive too.

Gareth Hughes,
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Gareth Hughes (50s). Previously assistant head for four years, though association with RGS family of schools goes back to 1996, when he was appointed head of rugby at the senior school, subsequently becoming director of sport, then assistant head (head of lower school). He recalls, ‘In an appraisal meeting, I said, “What next?” to which the response – which I’ve never forgotten – came, “I can see you as prep school head.”’ Even after all these years, he still seems touched by what he calls ‘a leap of faith on their part, as well as mine.’

A West Walian, he was educated at Llandysul Grammar School where he was head boy and captained the 1st XV. Sports science degree from University of Greenwich, then straight into PE teaching at...

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Special Education Needs

We can offer one to one help (up to one hour per week) for children with mild dyslexia or dispraxia. In the Early Years department speech therapy can be offered. All at extra charge.

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
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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