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Lessons are pacy and fun, with all pupils eager to put their points across and a happy buzz prevailing in group work. Parents praise the ‘transformational effect’ that teachers have on their pupils and say they are also ‘very responsive’ to parental queries. Maths and English teaching take centre stage, but the emphasis is on a broad and creative curriculum. Outdoor space is limited but three afternoons a week, the boys are out on the fantastic playing fields shared with...

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Headmaster of Junior

Since 2014, Lewis Hayward MA (Oxon), a classicist who spent 10 years working in industry in Kenya and Saudi Arabia. An unsuccessful attempt to launch a business newspaper in Nairobi prompted a move back to the contrasting world of British country prep schools, where he discovered his real love of teaching, and thence to Highgate prep, where he was deputy head. Now firmly committed to single sex education: ‘The boys get a longer childhood here and there is no feeding of stereotypes, they are free to explore their creativity.’ It’s not an isolated bubble though - from spring 2024, year 6 will be embarking on focussed curriculum projects with a local girls’ school.

He is clear that ‘frills and gimmicks’ don’t constitute good education: ‘What really works is a...

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Special Education Needs

There is currently one full time Learning Support Specialist in the Senior School. Pupils are screened for dyslexia on entry to the school. Progress of pupils with specific learning difficulties is monitored and reviewed at regular intervals. Individual support by withdrawal from lessons is offered in short blocks (usually 6 sessions) aimed at remediating specific areas of difficulty. If long-term, continuous support is required parents are advised of contacts outside the school. Once admitted to the school, children are assessed and, where necessary, given support specifically in English, Maths and general organisation. The number requiring support each year is minimal.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
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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