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‘You can try to decipher the Latin inscriptions in assembly if your mind wanders’, says one thoughtful child. How many children have the privilege, in weekly school assembly, of gazing up at mosaics in the quire? They also enthuse about the science lab, as much for the mobile fume cupboard (an unlikely gift from the PTA) as for the resident leopard gecko. Mudlarking on the banks of the Thames is a less obvious prep school discipline, until you see a teenage boy beam at the discovery of…


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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.



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Since September 2023, Judith Fremont-Barnes, previously head of Milton Abbey School in Dorset. She read English language and literature at Christ Church, Oxford, before embarking on a career in schools and colleges across all age ranges. Her career spans teaching and leadership posts at James Allen’s Girls’ School, Radley College and More House School, plus time in Japan lecturing at Kobe Kaisei College for Women and Kobe University. Her first headship was at Duke of Kent School. She has a master’s in education and is a patron of the National Theatre and Cheltenham Festivals. She also has a special interest in the impact of wellbeing in education. Married to Gregory, a military historian, with two grown-up sons and a border terrier called Ruby.


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Special Education Needs

We have one full-time Learning Support teacher, [and one part-time].

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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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