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There are eight acres of grounds but not in the sense of lawns and pitches: instead hills and trees, enough grass for a running track for sports day and games and a dingly dell full of wild garlic and bug hotels. Wellies are essential kit. Not only is the art wonderfully vibrant and diverse, meticulously conceived and taken up with great skill and enthusiasm by the children, it’s so sophisticated as to be highly covetable. This is a Christian school...

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What the school says...

Many factors help create the distinctive Paragon Atmosphere. Our emphasis on laughter and having fun... on being stimulated and inspired... the way we bring our lessons alive... our Christian ethos and strong morale framework... our caring atmosphere... being based in a beautiful Georgian house with stunning grounds and woodland... the way we involve parents and members of the local community its these and much more.

We're proud of our consistently impressive academic results but we strive for much more than success in exams. We believe in nurturing and developing the whole child intellectually, physically, spiritually as well as emotionally. As W B Yeats said: Education in not filling a bucket but lighting a fire. We want to light a fire that will burn brightly, lighting up your childs life long after they have left The Paragon.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of School

Since September 2020, Rosie Allen, previously head (and co-founder) at Radnor House. Also a non executive director of the Radnor House Schools Group. Holds several governorships including at the City of London School and Beechen Cliff School in Bath. She was educated at South Hampstead High before going on to read history at Nottingham then kicking off her teaching career at Mill Hill County High before moving into preps including The Hall, Hampstead and Sherborne Prep, where she was deputy head (academic).

Entrance

Main entry points are pre-school reception and year 3, though children are welcome at any stage. Prep school entry via taster day and assessment. Year 5 is an increasingly popular start. Essentially, the school flexes to meet supply and demand. Unusually ‘every day is an open day’ so rather than having...

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Special Education Needs

Provision for children with special educational needs is a matter for the school as a whole. This also takes account of the exceptionally able child who will have his or her own needs, for which the class teacher will make provision through extension activities. If the progress and behaviour of a pupil has cause for concern, the pupil will be monitored, assessed by Head of Learning Support and may be registered to receive Learning Support. Provision varies between in-class support and/or withdrawal for a number of sessions each week. 10-09


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