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It was a joy hearing the rugby-playing sixth former, who had set his sights on Cambridge, wax lyrical about the music department and refer with awe and respect to a recent school production of A Christmas Carol as ‘very professional - dead arty and stuff’. Founded 1525 by Roger Lupton, a provost of Eton, it nestles amidst the fells in the beautiful old town of Sedbergh. It has a huge campus with gorgeous old stone buildings. Lots of fresh air involved...

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What the school says...

Sedbergh School is a true boarding school with the House system playing a major role in the pastoral care and education of the pupils.

The recent academic results show that a school that excels in music and sport can also excel in its academic achievements and, combined with an almost unequalled extra curricular programme, provides a unique educational experience in an outstanding setting in the Yorkshire Dales.

Sedbergh School provides scholarships, awards and bursaries for talented individuals in music, sport, and for the academically able. Contact the school office or go to the web site for further information.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Geology at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Religious Studies at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

Other features

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.

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

Sports

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since September 2018, Dan Harrison, who has been here for 25 years and was previously second master. He read natural sciences at Cambridge, where he also completed his PGCE.

Previous head Andrew Fleck is now principal, in overall charge of the senior and prep schools.

Academic matters

School cites geology as a strength (the geology classroom, crammed with a huge collection of rocks, with desks sloping upwards like a university lecture room, is incredible). However, based purely on results, the maths A level results looked very good to us and we feel that maths has sneaked in as a school strength.

The school responds to its broad intake by setting pupils from year 9 by ability. A tutor monitors progress, liaising with subject teachers. Added value is measured for...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Sedbergh offers individual learning support to pupils with specific learning difficulties, especially Dyslexia. Either within the timetable instead of a second modern language or in pupil's free time. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
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
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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