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We saw innovative teaching, planned with actual children in mind: movement breaks aplenty and ‘practical maths’ on a Friday afternoon, ‘with card games and treasure hunts,’ pupils explain. Year 5s were playing scattergories with parts of speech; word of the week in year 2 was ‘boondoggling’ (wasting time), delivered magnificently through a round of the ‘broken telephone’ game. No boondoggling here, but parents do need to embrace fun and creativity.  Fabulous focus on pastoral care and wellbeing; ‘Learning only happens when the pastoral is sorted,’ school says. Every child enjoying a weekly slot of leadership and teamwork in the great outdoors (aka a dedicated zone on the edge of the grounds) as part of ‘Golden Eagle’ programme. ‘It’s not the right school if you want your five-year-old to be drowned in spellings,’ says a former Londoner, ‘you’ve got to trust that

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What the school says...

At Eagle House our pupils are Learning for Life. Children are central to all we do. Our school is a way of life for all pupils. We unashamedly offer lots and know that busy children are happy and fulfilled children. We are in the business of teaching children to a high standard, turning them into confident and interested learners but the Eagle House experience offers more than this.

Learning for Life means that children benefit from an all-round education. They can feel confident in the classroom, on the games field, on the stage, in the concert hall, in the community. We want our children to learn and each individual is given the chance to stretch him or herself in every area. We instil a desire for knowledge, a respect for each other and the world around them and the motivation to succeed in all they do.
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Since 2023, Ed Venables, previously director of admissions at Wellington College. Grew up in south- west London, boarding at Wellington before Oxford (classics) and 12 years in the City. What brought him back to the mothership? Was ‘in bed with flu’ when he stumbled across the job advert and spontaneously applied; ended up there for 15 years, teaching business and economics, becoming head of department, housemaster and director of admissions. Knows what registrars are looking for; an excellent feather for Eagle House’s cap.

Seeing him now, we can’t imagine him anywhere other than a prep school. It seems he feels the same: ‘If I’m having a bad day, I like going down to nursery,’ he says, describing the littles as ‘sweet’. Their enthusiastic hugs are not always welcome though: ‘Yesterday...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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 Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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