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Two connected, converted Victorian houses with narrow staircases and corridors, which makes it feel cramped indoors, but the low ceilinged attic classrooms, home to mini year 1s, are attractive in a quirky way... Outdoor learning programme for all years...fab separate area in grounds: large yurt with wood burning stove; outdoor fire pit for hot chocolate and marshmallows...

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What the school says...

Richmond House School offers a nurturing, family environment where everyone knows each other, small class sizes along with specialist teaching from nursery in music, PE and languages.
The school is renowned for its outstanding standards of education with the top grade of “excellent” across the board in the most recent full ISI inspection and consistently outstanding 11+ examination results.
With over 10 acres of land, which includes an outdoor yurt classroom and a range of sports pitches and tennis courts, the school has a superb sporting reputation and its strong culture of music and drama is demonstrated in impressive performances and concerts throughout the year.
Every child is encouraged to develop and explore their own interests and strengths, academic or otherwise, and the children leave at age 11 as well-rounded and self-assured individuals.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2016, Helen Stiles MA PGCE (early 40s). Studied law/theology and religious studies at Cambridge; head of RE and humanities at The Grammar School at Leeds, where she stayed for 18 years.

Lively, loquacious, energetic, thoughtful in her responsiveness to the children's needs. Loves teaching too much to relinquish it: takes RE for years 3-6 plus (unusually for a head) curriculum leader; does lesson cover; reads stories to nursery children once a week; offers philosophy, maths problem-solving and cross-country clubs. Has introduced more focus on maths and English and monitoring of progress, aiming for more curriculum continuity across years, and interested in exploring new ideas. Keen to ensure children have plenty of varied opportunities, to promote confidence-building. Wish list: new early years building plus performance and sports hall, but...

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Special Education Needs

At Richmond House School we have a dedicated SENCo to ensure that expert help is always available for any child who may need extra support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
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 Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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