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While some study functional skills, others take GCSEs, BTecs and A-levels in the sixth form. Apart from modern foreign languages, a full range of subjects is offered although it varies depending on demand and the needs of a particular year group. Sparkling new science lab with nice touches, eye-catching posters, anti-glare screens and pod chairs with tennis balls on the feet to stop nasty squeaking sounds on the floor. Homework is set although a flexible approach ...

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Head Teacher

Since December 2016, Jane Straw. Originally trained as a music teacher but swiftly moved into specialist teaching, and a long career in SEND includes posts as interim deputy head at Kisimul School, Surrey; head of education at Cambian Southwick Park School in Gloucestershire; assistant headteacher at Cantonian High School Cardiff; and headteacher of LVS Oxford. Parents say she is hard working and dedicated to the pupils.

Entrance

A small number of primary school age children are included in the youngest class. Most arrive from 11 years and upwards. The school will ask to see prospective pupils’ reports, EHCP and any other relevant paperwork. Following this, if the school feels there is a suitable match, the pupil will be invited for a taster day. This provides a good opportunity for the pupil to meet teachers and...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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)
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School Y
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
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 Y

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