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One parent whose son had initially shied away from activities which didn’t interest him was now ‘gung ho’ about trying most things and had developed a love of learning for its own sake. Another parent said lessons were made fun (geography was jolly-ography) and cross-curricular themes inspired (ancient Egyptian history became hieroglyphics in art, time pieces in IT). School encourages work outside; younger children sow plants, fruit and veg. Each year group does an outdoor course...

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What the school says...

At The Old Hall School, our commitment to providing high quality education has, at its very core, the understanding that each individual member of our school is unique.
Traditional values and a forward thinking approach combine to give our boys and girls 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 2007, Martin Stott BEd, previously deputy head at Laxton Junior School, Oundle. Says he seeks to nurture intellectual curiosity in his pupils, posing philosophical questions to older years, such as: if you read a newspaper in a newsagent, put it back and leave without paying, is it stealing? He wants to prepare children for the modern world they are facing; for them to try new things so they don’t pigeonhole themselves. He comes across as very tuned in to modernity generally, whether it be the use of technology or the sober sense that children may have to pursue several different careers over their life span.

This is a head who really listens and refines his thinking in line with the evolving needs of the school. Any changes should be about...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia 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
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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