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A quintessentially Catholic school, with a strong academic tradition still closely attached to its Jesuit roots. St Aloysius is not afraid to combine modern thinking and technology with the best of old fashioned Catholic values. SEN is taken very seriously for an essentially academic school with a team of four specialist teachers and several classroom assistants. A rugby school, though like any team, it has its ups and downs, at best being up among the top schools. Girls enthusiastic about…

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since August 2016, Matthew Bartlett, previously head of Dover Grammar School for Girls. He spent his early teaching career at Manchester Grammar, before leading the history department at Nottingham High, and then spent eight years as deputy head at St Bede's College.

Academic matters

The Jesuit approach to education is summed up as ‘improvement in living and learning to the greater glory of God and the common good’. In practice this means educational rigour. Breadth in S1 and 2 includes French and Latin for all as well as three separate sciences fitted in by having a term of each. S3 and 4 offer Intermediate 2 in core subjects with everyone taking a language and a science (no general science but biology most popular by a small margin and a reasonable take up of more than...

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Special Education Needs

Eight members of staff are involved in the specific delivery of learning support. They are directed by two specialist staff, one in the senior school and one in the junior school. Learning support is based primarily in the classroom, the department striving first and foremost to work with the classroom teachers in an advisory capacity in order to provide maximum support to pupils with difficulties. As far as possible the emphasis is on enabling all pupils to follow the mainstream curriculum of the school. Other strategies are adopted as required.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
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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