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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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Head Master

Since June 2020, James Barker, an Old Warwickian and philosophy graduate who began his teaching career at Banbury School before returning to his alma mater for the first time in 2004. He was upper master (head of sixth form) at Abingdon and the assistant head co-curricular at the Royal Grammar School in Worcester before re-joining Warwick as deputy head in 2015, moving to senior deputy head in 2018.

As teacher and former pupil Mr Barker has had a 30-year association with Warwick and his commitment to the school and its pupils is immediately apparent. His academic specialisms are theology and philosophy and he is a firm believer that schools should inspire intellectual curiosity and equip pupils to think critically and independently. The school’s curriculum places an increasing influence on...

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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.

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