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The school is top of the tree academically. Well-qualified, very committed staff provide lively, challenging teaching. One teacher told us: ‘It’s the happiest school I’ve ever worked in. It’s teaching heaven.’ The pupils we met brimmed with energy and enthusiasm too. On the day of our visit the results of the national Townsend-Warner History Prize for prep schools had just arrived and boys flocked round the noticeboard, eager to see how they’d fared...

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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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Interim Head

Since September 2020, Dr Steve Bailey BEd PhD FRSA. Previously headmaster at Twyford for 10 years and before that at Winchester College for 29 years, where he taught history and was housemaster then senior housemaster. Born and raised bilingually in Hong Kong. Educated at Kent College, Canterbury, Southampton University and St Paul’s College of Education. A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, research fellow of the International Olympic Committee, author of six books and an international reputation as a historian of sport and the Olympic Games. Played hockey at county and regional levels and enjoys tennis, water polo and surfing.

Entrance

Academically selective (very) at 7, 8 and 11. The school urges prospective parents to take the advice of their children’s current school heads on whether pupils are likely candidates – ‘they are...

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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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