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Low profile and hidden at the end of a drive. ‘You could drive by every day for 20 years and not know it’s there,’ said a teacher. Visitors encountering St Andrew’s for the first time are greeted by one of the most idyllic panoramas you are likely to encounter at a prep school – like walking into a gallery of Constables. Grounds are a children’s paradise of loveliness including zip wire, ‘monkey base’ tree and donkey field. One of the boys told us that ‘freedom’ was the best thing about the school. Teachers use the word ‘independence’. ‘They think for themselves and have a bit of rope.’ ‘I went to look round,’ a mum told us. ‘My first thought was this is a magical kingdom ...

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What the school says...

St. Andrew's, Berkshire is a warm and welcoming co-educational day and flexi-boarding (Monday to Thursday) school for children aged 3 - 13. Situated in over 50 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside, it is only 3 miles from Pangbourne and about 10 miles from both Reading and Newbury.

Academic attainment and outstanding pastoral care are synonymous with St Andrew’s, and the children move on to a range of top day and boarding schools at 13+, with some awarded scholarships. Children are 'stretched, not stressed', enjoy learning, and leave School, considerate, cheerful and well-rounded individuals. ...Read more

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Head Master

Since 2021, Ed Graham, previously deputy head at Westminster Cathedral Choir School in London. Educated at Ampleforth, he read ancient history at Edinburgh before joining Teach First directly after university, teaching in Lewisham for two years and getting his teaching qualification. From there he headed into the City for two and a half years to work in shipping. Ran scampering back into teaching, spending nine years at Westminster Cathedral Choir School before being snapped up by St Andrew’s.

Two grandparents were teachers and he still teaches a bit of Latin, so chalk and talk must be in the blood. Super high energy in school, Mr Graham unwinds with more restful pursuits in his free time: he is keen on fishing and cricket (a member at Lord’s) and took up...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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 Y
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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