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Parents told us Rokeby is ‘not right for families who want to take a more relaxed approach for their son’s education’. ‘It’s no hothouse, but you do need to be able to keep up with the academic rigour,’ elaborated one. Most schools we visit brag about personalised learning, but Rokeby aims to take it to the next level, assessing and monitoring to the hilt, taking into account every boy’s strengths, interests and individual needs when devising their learning plans. Manners so flawless that Rokeby boys are renowned for their politeness – but the boys we met from the upper school seemed ...

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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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2007, Jason Peck BHEd NPQH. Joined school in 1996 as a year 4 and science teacher, becoming deputy head in 2004. Has seen one son through the school and has one still there – ‘it means I see things from both sides,’ he says.

Initially keen to train as a vet, only to realise during work experience that he was thoroughly squeamish. 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 of the egg fellow students. First and only previous post was in tough middle school in Merton.

Personable, open and with a good sense of humour, he operates from his...

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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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