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'Broadly inclusive', looking for 'families who support the school's ethos to develop the whole child'. Be prepared to learn a whole new vocabulary to enter the world of a Jesuit school. For starters, 'lines' are school houses, 'playrooms' are year groups, 'playroom masters' are housemasters and as for the school year groups - Elements, lower and upper, Figures and Rudiments. Yet the school is forward-thinking enough to pick up on the whims of modern children, issuing a… 

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Since 2014, Ian Murphy, previously head of All Hallows prep school in Somerset for nine years. He was educated at Jesuit school Wimbledon College and is married to Rachel, also a teacher. They have two children.


Pupils enter all years but most commonly at age 3 and 11; boarding from year 5. Admission to nursery and reception via interview with the head and head of pre-prep; older children admitted following an interview and on receipt of a school report. Ages 10-12 require additional tests in verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning. 'Broadly inclusive', looking for 'families who support the school's ethos to develop the whole child'.

Two academic scholarships and one for music awarded for entry at 11 worth between 10-50 per cent of fees. St Francis Xavier awards of 20 per cent...

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Special Education Needs

There is an SEN teacher who works with individuals, small groups or in a classroom setting. We also have an EAL teacher.

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
Not Applicable
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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