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No official catchment area; boys come from a 30 mile radius and full range of social spread of intake, right across the board, and proudly so. Boys from Moss Side rub shoulders with sons of multi-millionaires, but nobody really cares too much. Much opportunity for reflection away from the college: annual trip to sister college in Sierre Leone, much hard work and fund-raising involved, including work in slums and on rubbish tips, this is...

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11 - Maths English & VR (no interviews).
Sixth Form: Minimum of Five B grades at GCSE with at least a grade B in the subject to be studied at A Level and at least a grade C is expected in Maths and English Language. ...Read more

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Since 2015, James Keulemans BSc NPQH, previously head of Our Lady's RC High. Geography/biology degree from Coventry and PGCE, geography from Sheffield.

Academic matters

Selective on intake, boys are able, highly motivated and supported by parents with high aspirations for their sons. Consistently high-achieving school, value-added especially good. In 2016, 56 per cent A*/A grades at GCSE and 69 per cent A*-B grades at A level, with 34 per cent of grades A*/A.

Decidedly and unashamedly traditional and academic; no vocational subjects here and no media studies. All boys take a minimum of nine GCSEs at the end of the fifth year. Boy-friendly infrastructure and teaching styles. High in value-added across the board, academically and socially. Way ahead of most schools in use of technology; scrapped whiteboards in favour of graphics tablets and...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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