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Undeniably robust, this is a school where boys are challenged and stretched. Produces polished, sparky, eloquent boys.The academic rigour is successfully tempered with myriad extracurricular activities. Parents are ‘aspirational,’ as one put it. ‘Boys are challenged to the right level. They’re never bored,’ added another. Head leads termly themes such as...

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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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Since 2007, Jason Peck BHEd NPQH. Joined the school in 1996 as science teacher, progressing to deputy head in 2004. ‘I like it here.’ Own sons also went through the school, so he knows it as a parent too. First hand experience of adoption and dyslexia, so understands the looked-after and SEN journey.

Tall, quietly spoken, dry sense of humour. His office nestles in a ground floor corner of the main building, ‘where he works hard running the school,’ according to a pupil. Dimmed by the slats of the Venetian blinds, it is a sombre, serious place, unsuited to an open-door policy. Keen on developing skills – in staff and boys alike. Has undertaken IAPS coaching course, established a staff experience committee and is unrolling a programme of individual plans for...

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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
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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