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We watched an impressive big band rehearsal and a chamber choir practice. As one boy proudly stated, ‘It’s great fun. For a small school, we can play loads of instruments’. The emphasis is not on cramming and there are no end of year examinations, but parents feel that pupils are successfully prepared for secondary schools. ‘The relationship with the teachers is very important,’ commented one parent of three, ‘as the pupils see them as allies, friendly, someone to help them, rather than adversarial’. Another praised the…

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Mrs Vanessa Bingham, who took over as interim head following the abrupt departure of previous head Edwin Brown in July 2015, was appointed head in 2016. Mr Brown joined in 2014 when the founding heads sold the school to Minerva Education. Mrs Bingham is an experienced head, who has led schools in the UK and China, including managing the three schools in the Rego group. For the two years before joining The Lyceum she was interim head at several primary schools in England. Parents feel the right choice has been made this time. 'She's amazing, galvanizing force...she's sympathetic to keeping the ethos of the's in good hands.'


Places at 3 (nursery) and 4 (reception) are offered on a first-come first-served basis with priority to siblings. A few places for 7 year olds and...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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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