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Academic, musical and sporting expectations are exceptionally high across the departments. Big take-up of STEM subjects but refreshing to see a selective boys’ school encouraging and promoting the arts as equally important. Many boys play at county level in a variety of sports. ‘We’d be surprised if there’s anything we don’t have,’ said boys who were proudly showing us the new hybrid pitch. Peacocks mingle freely with boys at break times; large ponds and a water garden area are home to a flock of flamingos, reminiscent of...

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What the school says...

Welcome to Whitgift. Everyone here is proud of this friendly, challenging and inclusive school, and from the images and words on this site, I hope you can see why: we live and work in beautiful parkland, we enjoy superb facilities and we reach astonishing standards in all we do.

Whitgiftians come from many backgrounds, thanks to one of the biggest bursary schemes in the UK, but are united by their ability and their ‘can do’ attitude. Successive inspections, most recently in May 2017, have ranked Whitgift amongst Britain's finest schools.

Above all, Whitgift boys are articulate, confident without being boastful, and outstandingly good company. Please do come and see us, and meet some of them for yourself.

Chris Ramsey, Headmaster
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International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.




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Since 2017, Christopher Ramsey. Generally thought an innovative, busy and dynamic head who oversees 1,550 pupils and 200+ teachers, not to mention all the maintenance, grounds staff, catering and administrative support staff. A successful career teaching modern foreign languages at Shrewsbury, the Leys and Wellington was followed by two previous headships at King’s Taunton and Chester.

Mr Ramsey likes to have his finger on the pulse of all that is happening around the school and is in constant touch with everyone in the community. He is specially interested in seeing what pupils are up to in the classrooms and drops into lessons regularly. Despite his full schedule, he also manages to fit in teaching English to some year 9 classes, and runs regular headmaster’s breakfasts, a treat for boys who...

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Special Education Needs

The SENCO/Head of Learning Support holds the Diploma in SpLD. Staff receive training, strategies and information to support students with specific learning difficulties. Three Learning Support Assistants, two of whom hold the Cert in SpLD, provide support in class and monitor students learning. Whitgift has a designated Learning Support area where individual and small group teaching and learning takes place.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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