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‘Mens sana in corpore sano’ runs school’s motto (‘healthy mind, healthy body’), so it’s no surprise that when these boys aren’t polishing up their general knowledge, they’re playing rugby, hockey, football, rackets of every description, swimming, cricket: ‘Whatever season we’re in, that’s his best,’ says one mum. Day families live locally and buy into the boarding school rhythm: even on a Saturday, ‘I’ll often not get them home until the early evening,’ says one such parent. From year 4, boys collect their clean laundry and change their sheets: ‘Better to learn at prep school, boys!’, lodge parents remind them, mindful that…

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Maclaren Scholarships worth up to 100% of fees are available to boys starting in Years 6 or 7 whose families could not otherwise afford the fees. For more information, please contact the Registrar on 01865 459204.

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Since 2010, David Faber, MA Oxon; first school post but as an Old Summerfieldian, former parent and governor, he already knew the ropes. First time around, Mr Faber went from here to Eton, Oxford (Balliol) and into the Conservative party (the same route as grandfather Harold Macmillan PM); served as an MP from 1992 until 2001. Principle hobbies are cricket (practically a prerequisite here), golf, real tennis, Chelsea Football Club. A governor at Harrow. About to become a trustee of the MCC. Loves history so much (world wars, in particular) that he’s written two books on it.

Parents think he’s brilliant for a host of reasons: ‘champions the boys’; ‘swoon-worthy’; ‘professional, but not slick’; ‘very visible, very available’. He’s ‘the guru’, we hear, when it comes to senior schools: ‘makes a...

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Special Education Needs

Boys are given one to one help with a trained SEN teacher. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School Y
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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