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The ‘play room’, used for assemblies, doubles up as boarders’ common room in the evenings and provides an excellent space for them to play pool, table football or relax – when they’re not bounding around outside that is; ‘we worry that parents see so many photos of their sons building dens, cooking or toasting marshmallows in the woods, they’ll think they...

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St John’s Beaumont is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit boarding and day preparatory school for boys aged 3-13.
St John’s is the oldest purpose built preparatory school in the country, founded in 1888 and combining the rich tradition of Jesuit education with the very best that modern teaching techniques and technology can offer. Our boys leave St John’s aged 13 and move to some of the country’s finest schools, but more importantly do so as confident, aspirational and resilient young men, aware of their own potential and their ability to leave a positive impression on the lives of others. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2006, Giles Delaney (40s). Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Cardiff University (music – his instruments are French horn and organ – and psychology). After a PGCE at Cambridge he responded to an ad for post of music teacher at St John’s Beaumont (apparently with the caveat: ‘not for the faint of heart’). Clearly lion-hearted, he lasted the course and was appointed deputy head three years later before being catapulted to headship upon the sudden death of his predecessor. After so long in post, we wondered whether he had any plans to move on. ‘As long as I get out of bed with a spring in my step,’ he says, ‘I will stay’. We were delighted to hear this and so, no doubt, will be the parent body who describe him as ‘the...

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Special Education Needs

The school has its own SEN unit, the Campion Unit, which assesses the needs of pupils in the school and assists them as appropriate. The school can help pupils with mild dyslexia or dyspraxia. Differentiation is a necessary part of the teachers' work in the school which is designed to help pupils with a difficulty or those who are particularly gifted. Academically gifted children are also placed in a small class for Years 7 and 8. 10-09

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
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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