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'We are trying to do something a little bit different to others. We take on students that sometimes need a second chance, because sometimes life does not go according to plan.' One parent raved about the support her SEN son received: ‘They really understood him and worked with his strengths.’ Regular outside speakers range from chief executives from Mastercard to religious leaders. Accepts all faiths and none but Catholic ethos pervades...

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Principal

Since 2019, Martin Twist. Previously deputy head of St Peter's Catholic School in Guildford, he studied philosophy and ethics and has extensive teaching experience.

Entrance

College is non-selective and places are offered based on a successful interview and reference from previous school. Interviews over 2,000 students a year. Priority given to disabled and looked after children, followed by pupils from Catholic partner secondary schools, then Catholic students from other secondary schools and finally non-Catholics. In reality, not many are turned down, but acceptance is dependent upon reference and interview. ‘We want to recruit as many students as possible, though there has to be some integrity about who we take.' Some start but do not last long – about 100 students are lost during the year. Prepared to take some from pupil referral units, in line with...

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Special Education Needs

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