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It has taken the head a bit of time to get everyone on board, but now they are. He wants to make it the school that people move out of the south east for and we think he will do it. The environment and pupils can’t help but charm, and there is a sense of revving up to take on the national big names in independent education. It is becoming the go-to school for ambitious teachers...

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11, 12 & 13+: Maths, English & VR. 16: Minimum of 8 grades (6 Bs & 2 Cs) or equivalent at GCSE, entry test and interview.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

Other features

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2014, Mathew Armstrong MA PGCE. He has degrees from Oxford in modern and medieval languages and from Birkbeck College, London in Renaissance studies and English literature. He taught at Winchester and spent 11 years at Charterhouse, where he was assistant head. He had previously been a business analyst for McKinsey and Co, where his wife still works.

Following on from a long-serving and distinguished head, as Matthew has done, is a challenge anywhere, but particularly so at an ancient school such as King’s, so steeped as it is in tradition. Nevertheless, his gravitas, combined with personal charm and approachability, is winning everyone round. Parents were initially nervous (’We had the jitters’, one parent told us) that his vision for raising academic aspirations would be too narrow a focus, but they...

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Special Education Needs

The school takes seriously the importance of catering for pupils who have identified special needs. There is a new Learning Skills department run by a trained expert assisted by another specialist. All pupils are screened on entry. The department works very closely with partoral staff and helps to monitor and interpret academic progress. Pupils are rarely withdrawn from lessons but receive extra help from trained staff in a variety of ways during lunchtimes or after school. The school also has a Special Needs Coordinator who is a member of the English staff and liaises with teaching staff. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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 Y
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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