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Teaching lauded as ‘really inspiring’ and throughout our visit we observed pacey, purposeful learning, with hands shooting up to answer questions. Rationale for well-researched move to coeducation (partly in response to parental demand) has been clearly articulated to parents and generally welcomed; anxieties carefully managed through parental input and phased introduction. Some slight concern (purely social) about smaller size classes....

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What the school says...

An independent school and nursery for children aged 6 months to 11 years.
Entry to the nursery is in order of registration. All children at the nursery are automatically offered a place in the school's Reception class(es).

The school is moving towards a fully co-educational model with girls joining Reception in September 2023. In September 2024 girls can join in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Admission is at 4+ (non-selective). Entry into all other year groups follows a successful taster day including computerised tests in English and mathematics; bursarial assistance available.

Popular 11+ leavers' destinations include: Hampton, KCS Wimbledon, Tiffin, Kingston Grammar, Latymer Upper, Reed's, Halliford, St George's and St James.. The curriculum puts great emphasis on sport, music and drama and parents praise the way the school advises on senior school choice and preparation for exams.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, David Price, whose warm, engaging, interested and open manner inspires confidence and immediately puts anxious prospective parents at ease. Midlands grammar school-educated father of two (girl and boy, so well-placed to handle transition to coed), with degree in environmental science, he cycles to school and takes a keen interest in sustainability, clearly proud of eco-initiatives suggested by pupils. Previous experience includes stints at Melbourne Grammar (wife is Australian) and Latymer Prep, then head of year 3 and director of studies at The Mall before taking up headship.

Large, modern study directly opposite the entrance mirrors his approachable style, with comfortable sofas and brightly coloured artworks by pupils of all ages. Fiercely committed to a broad education not just exam prep, Mr Price sees the school’s job as ‘teasing...

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Special Education Needs

In reception to year 3, boys receive additional help, if required, from our learning support assistant lead by the school's SENCo, who also works with boys either individually or in a small group. This is in addition to the support boys receive from the class teacher. Additionally, in reception and year 1, we have full time teaching assistants for each class who can work with boys on programmes of support developed and monitored by the class teacher and SENCo. There are two full time teaching assistants in years 2 and 3 who share their time between the four classes and work in a similar way. Parents of boys who are receiving this support are kept informed through a series of termly meetings, parents' evenings and the twice yearly school report. Boys in years 4 to 8 who have a diagnosed special educational need, for example dyslexia, are supported through the provision of individual education plans (IEP). The SENCo, with input from parents and teachers, writes IEPs which highlight an individual's strengths and offers strategies for teachers to use in the classroom to support him. In addition, we have differentiated groups in maths from year 4, small group support teaching in English from year 5 and academic tutors for boys who need some extra support or guidance.

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
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
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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