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Almost self-selects because of its reputation as an academic school, although DP is keen to move away from possibly harsh connotations associated with that reputation. But even so, the bottom 25 per cent of pupils at The Mall end up in the...

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Admission is at 4+ (non-selective) with automatic transfer into Year 3. Entry at 7+ is by competitive assessment/test in English and mathematics; bursarial assistance available.

The School is well known for its academic profile and also provides a caring and friendly environment. It aims to look after the needs of the individual child and to offer sporting, musical and other opportunities. A recent initiative has been the introduction of personalised learning to support each boy. ...Read more

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Since 2011, Mr David Price BSc (environmental science) MA (school and college management) PGCE (40s). Worked in a conservation unit for a few years before starting his career in a state primary school some 20 years ago. He has also been head of juniors and director of studies here. Previously he was head of English and deputy principal at Latymer Prep and before that taught at Melbourne Grammar School in Australia, where he lived with his family for three years.

Seems to be doing well in this, his first headship. Obviously knows the school inside out and so has been able to leap straight into action - no root and branch reformation, rather a gentle reorganisation in a few areas. Physically and procedurally, he’s been tidying up the place and...

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Special Education Needs

The School has a full-time SENCO who works with staff in the juniors on the Early Intervention Programme as well as working one-to-one with older boys who have diagnosed needs such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. The SENCO and Head of Personalised Learning ensure that teachers in the seniors (where boys have several subject specialist teachers) are trained and updated on boys' individual needs. These boys are given Personalised Learning Plans which are shared with parents, staff and boys. Dec 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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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