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What is it with schools and porthole windows? Nautical imagery? All at sea? ‘Friendly underwater feel,’ thinks delightful guide, a year 8 veteran of countless school tours (‘I’ve done around 20’). Older pupils get to use gorgeous new performing arts theatre with colossal screen, teachers bravely attempting live link with National Archive, chap dressed as slave intermittently beaming in, hoots and cheers from (otherwise immaculately behaved) year 8 boys marking the frequent occasions when computer said ‘no’... 

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What the school says...

Rokeby is an Independent Preparatory School for boys from Reception to Year 8. We offer the best of education in the widest sense, preparing boys not only for a variety of independent senior schools but also for their future lives.

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Headmaster

Since 2007, Jason Peck BEd. Joined school in 1996 as a year 4 and science teacher, becoming deputy head in 2004. Long term association – also has two sons at the school – 'means parents know what they’re dealing with,’ he thinks. ‘He knows the school, how it needs to be run and the traditions,’ agreed mother.

Despite influence of several inspirational teachers as he grew up (together with deeply scary cane-wielding head), was initially keen to train as a vet, only to realise during work experience that was thoroughly squeamish, not helped by cow-averse mentor. Absence of James Herriot moments led him instead to a spell travelling and running own business, arriving at Kingston University in mid-20s better versed in ways of world, he feels, than some younger out...

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Special Education Needs

We offer learning support to boys with difficulties accessing the curriculum, dyslexic boys, dyspraxic boys and boys with difficulties in Maths and English as well as study skills help. At present a learning support teacher takes 19 boys from Years 3 to 8 in the Senior School. There is to be an additional part time LS teacher from January. The Junior School also offers learning support, with its own LS teacher.

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