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Day-to-day, the atmosphere is serene. Students are courteous and smiley as they make their unhurried way around the main college buildings, which have the feel of a cathedral crossed with a military academy – austere and magnificent in equal parts and requiring near-constant maintenance. The latest refurbishment focused on the science labs and used money raised on the occasion of the college’s 450th anniversary. Rugby and cricket coaching by professionals but parents would welcome a...

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Headmaster

Since September 2019, Matthew Mostyn, previously second master at Stonyhurst. Educated at Downside; degree from Exeter. Taught French and German at Cheltenham College, then 14 years at Shrewsbury, including 10 as a housemaster. He is a literary translator and amateur organist and pianist, has directed numerous plays and was an officer in the CCF. Sporty too – a level four rowing coach, he has also coached rugby and still enjoys skiing, country sports, dog walking and – in quieter moments – a good book and The Times crossword. A practising Catholic, in common with 35 per cent of his students. ‘We’re very proudly a Catholic school,’ he says, ‘it’s why St Ed’s exists. But Catholicism is something we propose rather than impose. We are saying: here it is, this is what we believe, this...

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Special Education Needs

Nov 09

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