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Lots of rewards for achievement with cups and shields for virtually everything. 'They really ram home competition,' said one parent. Exciting theatrical tradition maintained by an ‘inspirational’ head of drama, with three productions annually (recent highlights include Lord of the Flies, School for Scandal) and a new performing arts centre. Art now housed in its own light and lovely double studio, with a self-contained art history library. Clubs every night...

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What the school says...

A happy school with high academic standards and providing an all - round education in which the individual is nurtured and valued. Strong music and sporting provision. Excellent art.

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Master

Since September 2016, Mark O'Donnell, previously the head of St Martin's Ampleforth and also head of Alleyn's Junior School in south London. Educated at Stonyhurst and St Ignatius College, New South Wales, he has a masters in education from Harvard and a postgraduate diploma in education from Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Arts, a Duke of Edinburgh assessor and an alpine ski leader. He is married with three sons.

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Academically selective (very) at 7, 8 and 11. Some successful applicants are merely ‘well above the national average’, about a third ‘far above’. All candidates need to read fluently well beyond their chronological age and approach the unexpected logically and imaginatively. No obvious feeders, though all the usual central London pre-preps represented. At 11+, a reasonable chunk from state primaries, most...

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Special Education Needs

We have no special Needs Unit. We do have a part-time Study Skills Co-ordinator who offers support to boys experiencing difficulties with handwriting, learning, organisation etc. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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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