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Parents praise the school for being ‘nurturing’ and ‘family oriented’ and believe this goes a long way in building confidence and a ‘have a go’ mentality in their children. They also like the through link to Wrekin College – they share the same site and pupils increasingly use their facilities, notably the sports halls, indoor pool and chapel where we sat in on a service kept lively with the chaplain’s magic tricks. New curriculum focuses on 21st-century skills – critical and creative thinking, taking initiative, technology literacy etc. We’d have happily sat in on any one of the science teacher’s lessons – the ultimate female STEM lead, she’s a helicopter pilot in her spare time and quickly won pupils over by getting them to dissect sheep hearts and make fake blood. Not forgetting the hatchling project, another crowd pleaser.

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What the school says...

At Old Hall School we believe in exceptional, educational experiences for all. With a broad and balanced, forward-thinking and innovative curriculum, we aim to build the foundations upon which all learning will follow. Traditional values and a forward-thinking approach combine to give our pupils an exceptional start to their educational career so that they can leave us at 11, well prepared for senior school, happy, confident and the best version of themselves. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2022, Anna Karacan, the first female head in the Wrekin Old Hall Trust’s 150-year history. Educated at Wrekin College, then took a gap year and tried working in offices ‘but couldn’t stand it’. Degree in European theatre studies (Manchester), followed by PGCE with a year in Turkey in between (where she met her husband). Did shortish stint teaching in an inner-city state school before jumping ship to ‘better resourced’ private sector.

Also has experience of working in international schools – her last job was deputy head of Kellett School in Hong Kong and she was instrumental in setting up Harrow Prep School in Hong Kong. And, boy, can you tell, with her Hong Kong sparkle and futuristic approach to education. A warm, jaunty and highly driven whirlwind of...

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Special Education Needs

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 Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
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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