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Warwick School

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One of the oldest surviving schools in the world, believed to have been founded by Aethelflaed, Queen of Mercia, in 914. Within the huge range of co-curricular opportunities there are some that reflect the technological focus of the West Midlands, for example buggy building and young engineers in the junior school, electronics and robotics for seniors. Lots of teams are sent out every week and much effort is put into finding opposing D teams to play at all age levels. In the junior school, triumphalism at matches is not encouraged and parents are asked not to whoop from the sidelines ...

 

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Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

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Head master

Since June 2020, James Barker who is himself an old Warwickian. Mr Barker began his teaching career at Banbury School before returning to Warwick in 2004. Has also held posts at Abingdon School and The Royal Grammar School, Worcester. He re-joined Warwick as deputy head, co-curricular in 2015 and has been senior deputy head since 2018.

Junior head since 2016, Andrew Hymer (50s), formerly head at Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School which he helped to set up. Before that he was deputy head at King’s Hawford School, Worcester and had also taught at RGS Worcester. He has introduced a structured outdoor education programme and gets stuck in there himself – literally. On a recent potholing expedition, there are reports of a very wet and muddy Mr Hymer.
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Special Education Needs

At Warwick we recognise that boys may be academically able but may need support because they have a specific learning difficulty. There are a few boys in the school who have conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and Asperger's Syndrome. The school has an excellent Curriculum Support department, which is staffed by experienced, qualified, specialist teachers. Every attempt is made to consider the needs of the individual and to meet those needs, and many such boys enjoy considerable success. Subject teachers are offered guidance on how best to manage the needs of pupils with special educational needs. There is no system of in-class support, but in some cases extra provision is made, for example a dyslexic boy might have lessons to help him to develop literacy skills. There is an additional charge if extra provision is made.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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