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  • The Schools at Somerhill
    TN11 0NJ
  • Head: Duncan Sinclair
  • T 01732 352124
  • F 01732 363381
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 13.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: Yardley Court 243, Derwent Lodge 139, Somerhill Pre-Prep 190
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £10,260 - £15,780 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Traditional curriculum with plenty of active learning. Somerhill is a terrifically sporty school, with over 600 fixtures annually. It seems particularly well-suited to the working parent. Not only does the single site mean a life-saving single drop off for most families, but the school day begins at 8am, and pupils can remain in school until 5.45pm. The preps seem right for parents and children wanting a single-sex environment.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Principal of The Schools at Somerhill and head of Yardley Court since September 2017, Duncan Sinclair MA HDE, previously head of Taunton Prep. Born in Zimbabwe, he moved to South Africa at the age of 7. Read English and environmental science at the University of Cape Town before completing a higher diploma in education. Began his teaching career in Cape Town, also coaching cricket, rugby and athletics. At the same time, he enjoyed a secondary career as a semi-professional rugby player representing Western Province as a second row forward. Moved to St Michael’s Preparatory School, Kent, in 2002 where he was year 4 teacher, head of geography and PSHE and deputy head and completed his MA in educational leadership and management. In addition to taking part in competitive cricket and hockey, he plays the...

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Special Education Needs

We have four specialists working in the SEN department. Pupils are normally seen by withdrawal either in one to one situations or in small groups. Support is provided primarily for pupils with dyslexia and dyscalculia but we also have experience helping boys and girls with elements of mild Aspergers and ADD/ADHD. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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