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Can probably trace its origins back to the mid-17th century, making it one of the oldest prep schools (possibly the oldest - a Latin grammar book has turned up bearing the inscription 'Twyford School, 1775'). Encourages children to think independently and take responsibility for their own learning. Pupils told us the workload can ‘feel pressurised at times’ but that ‘lessons are rarely boring’. School is a ‘centre of excellence’ for girls’ cricket in Hampshire. ‘They love their trophy cabinet, but it can feel a bit too focused on promoting excellence and talent rather than celebrating enthusiasm...'

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What the school says...

A friendly, family-orientated school that aims to offer an all-round, top-rate education with a Christian ethos. Small classes taught by highly qualified staff. All children start as day pupils, then flexi-board from Year 4 and by their last year a significant number weekly board, providing an excellent preparation for their move to senior school. Modern facilities (classrooms, laboratories, music school, creative arts and ICT block, swimming pool, sports centre and astro-turf) contrast delightfully with the Victorian chapel and hall, creating a rich and stimulating environment. Four new classrooms have been built, six acres of new sports fields acquired and the boarding accommodation completely restructured and refurbished. ...Read more

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Since 2010, Dr Steve Bailey BEd PhD FRSA; educated at Kent College, Canterbury, Southampton University and St Paul’s College of Education (50s). Born and raised bilingually in Hong Kong before teaching history (all levels) at Winchester College for 30 years; housemaster for the last 12. A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, research fellow of the International Olympic Committee, author of six books and with an international reputation as a historian of sport and the Olympic Games.

An academic at heart, his main ambition – which parents say he’s realised - has been to offer more creativity in the classroom. Banished formal exams in the first two years of prep school and introduced extension lessons, known as Apprenticeships, in the timetable. Not the most visible of headteachers -...

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Special Education Needs

Learning Support is led by a full time Head of Department. Learning support is offered to all pupils who would benefit e.g. from a short course on "how to revise", to those assessed with dyslexia.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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