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Just behind Marble Arch in leafy Marylebone, the school – part of the Alpha Plus group - is housed in two distinguished Georgian buildings. An imposing entrance hall is ornamented with wooden panels heralding the growing roster of scholarships, head boys and house captains. Equally trad is the school ‘look’. These facilities are a backdrop to an…

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Since 2022, Mark White, previously head of Hazlegrove in Somerset and before that deputy head academic at the Dragon in Oxford. Educated at Eton, he did his teaching practice in one of Bristol's most deprived suburbs before moving on to the more genteel setting of a Cheltenham comprehensive. Married to Serena, with three grown-up children, his interests include political literature, theatre, cricket and tennis.


Between 12 and 15 boys arrive in year 3 from pre-preps that end at that stage. But the main intake is in year 4 when those proceeding from the pre-prep and siblings are welcomed unconditionally. About 160 then compete for 25 external places, awarded on an assessment day of English and maths papers and group activities. Space for a further two or three in year 7, but only those with a...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia 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
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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