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  • St John's Beaumont School
    Priest Hill
    Old Windsor
    SL4 2JN
  • Head: Mr Giles Delaney
  • T 01784 432428
  • F 01784 494048
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  • An independent school for boys aged from 3 to 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 300; 21 full, 14 weekly, 12 flexi boarders
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: Day £9,288 - £17,772; Boarding + £3,708 - £9,519 pa
  • Open days: Each term, or by individual arrangement
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

The huge reception hall, hung with portraits of old boys and next door neighbour Her Majesty the Queen, sets a rather formal tone. We asked what one thing would improve their school. The answer was unanimous: girls! Apparently girls would ‘make the place tidier’ and ‘help with questions’. Dream on, chaps. Day boys come in from a 10 mile radius (bus service operates from Chiswick and Maidenhead). Parents a mix of trad Windsor and glossy…

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What the school says...

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


Since 2006, Mr Giles Delaney (40s). Educated at Hereford Cathedral School, studied music and psychology at Cardiff (instruments are the not-at-all-easy French horn and organ). PGCE at Cambridge and thence to St John’s Beaumont. Became deputy head three years later before being catapulted at a very young age to headship on sudden death of his predecessor. He seems so at one with the school, staff and boys that we wonder if it was always his plan to stay at the old place for so long; his answer is a wry smile.

St John’s Beaumont, like other RC schools, has a reputation for being pretty disciplined, although Mr Delaney is anything but a martinet. He sees no reason why boys can’t be expected to give their very best in a caring and...

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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
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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