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School is more interested in value added than seeking any league table glory. It’s about ‘getting the best out of everyone’ and ‘acknowledging that everyone learns at a different pace,’ according to parents. Results well above national averages. One parent of a child ‘who would have done well wherever she’d gone’ felt the school ‘completely took her ambition, and the way she likes to learn, and ran with her – not just academically but…

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What the school says...

Rougemont School is an HMC independent day school located in 50 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Newport, offering an all-round education to boys and girls from 3 to 18.

The school's 2017 ESTYN inspection report rated Rougemont as excellent and amongst the highest performing schools in Wales. The report also highlighted the school's wide range of extra-curricular activities, individualised support for pupils and noted that pupils' behaviour is exemplary. The full report is available to download from the school's website.

Rougemont School is, by choice, not a highly selective school, but its pupils consistently achieve outstanding academic results due to a committed and successful teaching staff.

Rougemont School welcomes enquiries for admission at any time throughout the year and holds termly Whole School Open Mornings.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since Jan 2023, Mrs Lisa Pritchard, previously head of Rougemont Prep School. Born and raised in Pontypool, she studied English and history at De Montfort University and gained her PGCE from Cardiff University before embarking on a teaching career in state and independent schools. She was senior head of year at King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny and then head of English. Prior to that she was deputy head at St John’s on the Hill, Chepstow.

She is the first female head in the school’s 100-year history. She is also an Estyn Inspector and WJEC examiner. Parents think she runs a tight ship and communicates well with them, including tackling any problems that arise.

Entrance

Hopefuls for the prep school do two taster days and are interviewed by its head. Main entry points...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Development Centre co-ordinates the provision for learners with ALN (Additional Learning Needs) in all sections of the school, and a relatively small number of them have lessons in the LDC. In addition to specialist lessons in the department, LDC staff also teach some subject lessons in different parts of the school, and liaise extensively with colleagues on pastoral and academic matters. The centre is well equipped with computers and software, and has a range of resources aimed at maximising the potential of the pupils who come for lessons in the centre. The centre provides specialist teaching and assessment as well as advice for parents and children and a place to come with any problems related to learning. All members of the Learning Development Centre have specialist qualifications in dyslexia and literacy, and undertake regular professional development to keep up to date with research and with specialist teaching methods and resources. Many of our pupils fall under the heading of ‘neurodiverse’, which encompasses a range of specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia. Others have medical reasons for needing additional support for learning. Lessons in the centre are sometimes scheduled after or before school, but usually a pupil is withdrawn from one or two class or subject lessons a week. Pupils are encouraged to apply what they learn in the centre to all areas of the curriculum. As with other specialist tuition within the school (such as instrumental music lessons, elocution and ballet) a separate charge is made for lessons in the Learning Development Centre. No charge is made for other provision, such as exam access arrangements and other assessments, report writing, advice and pastoral care. The aim of the centre is to help our pupils to become happy, confident, independent and successful learners who understand their learning strengths and weaknesses and are able to maximise the former and minimise the latter. The department runs an eagerly anticipated annual trip.

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

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