Winchester House School A GSG School
- Winchester House School
44 High Street
- Head: Emma Goldsmith
- T 01280 702483
- F 01280 706400
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.winchester-house.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Northamptonshire
- Pupils: 301
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: Day £10,440 - £18,540; Boarding £23,280 pa
- Open days: Termly
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Prep kept quite light and boarders have their own schedule of after-school activities, with all catering for both sexes. Boarders describe food as ‘amazing’ – and having sampled the kitchen’s roast beef followed by banoffee pie, we can’t disagree.
What the school says...
'The aim of Winchester House is to develop life-long learners with a spirit of resourcefulness and self-reliance within a warm and purposeful community.
As parents the greatest gift we can give our children is to create opportunities for them to develop their self-esteem to ensure that they are resilient, enabling them to tackle and overcome any obstacle they face. At Winchester House we encourage children to take up opportunities and embrace challenge with tenacity.
We strive to give each child a thirst for life-long learning through a stimulating and innovative curriculum which pursues excellence.
Winchester House has a long tradition of delivering a holistic education and we are constantly reflecting on how to evolve to provide an education relevant to young people facing the challenges of contemporary society.
I hope you will take up the opportunity either to visit us for an Open Morning or come on a bespoke visit. I feel very lucky to be part of such a vibrant learning community which has an energy and sense of fun where children thrive.
I look forward to welcoming you.'
Emma Goldsmith, Head ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2014, Emma Goldsmith (40s). Born and educated in Durham before reading English at Manchester. Landed first teaching job at Oakham where she threw herself into coaching netball, D of E: ‘The last thing in the world I wanted to be was a teacher,’ she says, ‘but from that point on, I was committed to boarding schools.’ Later recruited to help set up sixth form girls’ boarding at Rugby and whilst there visited Bloxham School for a sports fixture. She loved it and was recruited to introduce girls and to manage the transition to co-ed, including setting up the first girls’ boarding house, rising to deputy head.
Both of her children attended Winchester House, and she was asked to join the board of governors, so approached the headship ‘from a unique...
Special Education Needs
We provide a broad, inclusive curriculum with all teaching staff recognising the full potential of each child. Support is provided through a variety of methods including extensive in-class support across the classroom range, small group work and individual withdrawal sessions. The school is fortunate in having an occupational therapist on site, a visiting speech and language therapist and an educational psychologist visits the school on a termly basis. Several learning support teachers also teach various aspects of the curriculum eg maths, history, classics. On entry to the school, in addition to a screening process, parents are requested to inform the school of any previous assessments. There are strong home-school links with regular meetings and workshops for parents. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|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|