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Well on the way to building an education that ensures those focused on academic excellence get their fill, but will customise for those with exceptional sports, musical or other talents – fistful of scholars desirable but making A*s the priority for exceptionally gifted violinist headed for music college is pointless, thinks head. For the natural joiner, undoubtedly paradise, and starts early with all new pupils getting free golf and instrumental lessons (though not simultaneously). Much of massive co-curricular programme included in the fees (100 or so options, from animal to Islamic club)...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.





What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2017, Christopher Ramsay, previously head of The King's School, Chester. MA from Cambridge in modern and medieval languages; PGCE from Durham. Has also headed King's College Taunton and been deputy head at Cranleigh and head of languages at Wellington College. Mr Ramsey is the HMC spokesman on university matters as well as a trustee of the University of Chester Academies Trust. Quick thinking, fast talking, intensely communicative. Three children in school from the juniors to the sixth form.

Academic matters

The full English but with continental option - A levels, IB (bilingual option for most advanced French speakers), BTecs and even the occasional Pre-U (occasional top ups for those requiring extra stretch). Extended essay qualifications and the like just about the only no-goes – IB covers the ground, feels head.


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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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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