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Apart from the occasional hour of PlayStation on a Sunday or in the sixth form house - or perhaps the odd film night in the dorms - no screen activity is allowed. Even in lockdown they carefully managed the timetable so that it was limited. Upshot is that boys play conkers, climb trees, hurl themselves along the zip wire and build dens in the woods. At break they can choose to play a few holes of golf or a quick game of tennis. But it’s not all...

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A family-run school where manners matter and success is celebrated. 100 boys in 10 forms enjoy 30 acres of unspoilt Surrey countryside. Just 40 minutes from Central London near J3 of the M3. An exceptional learning environment for Boarders and Day Boys alike.

The Headmaster's awards morning takes place in March where Scholarship and Bursary candidates are assessed. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2016, David Paterson. Tall (but not at all imposing) and quietly spoken. His grandfather, Douglas, acquired the school in 1931, apparently buying the elegant Regency property together with its 30 acres on a whim as the village shared the same name as the prep school where he had been teaching. David's parents, the legendary Mr and Mrs Mark, succeeded Douglas as heads. David took over from his brother Nick after serving for some time as deputy head. The family are still proprietors, with an ‘advisory board’ made up of family, friends and ex-parents, who oversee the management of the school. As well as being on the advisory board, Nick is still a strong presence on the ground, teaching Latin and scholarship classes, with his rambling study full of books and wisdom tucked...

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Special Education Needs

Woodcote has a fully qualified and very experienced Special Educational Needs teacher (SENCO), who can deal with a variety of needs. She sees about 10% of boys for anything between one and three sessions per week, sometimes on their own, sometimes in small groups. She is very much considered part of the full-time staff, and briefs the mainstream teachers at weekly staff meetings as to the best way to help individuals in their lessons. She is in regular contact with all the parents of boys she teaches, either in person or by telephone, and liaises closely with external agencies, which a boy may have. Woodcote welcomes all boys who can make the most of the opportunities offered, including those with Special Educational Needs or learning difficulties on the proviso that our SENCO has the capacity and resources to ensure each boy receives the support that he needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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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