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Children are ‘gently streamed’ from year 3 and taught by ‘phenomenal and passionate’ subject specific teachers from year 5. Parents are unanimous that the teaching is top notch and almost run out of superlatives to explain it. Lessons indeed look awesome on our tour. The head’s Labrador Jess has her own timetable which includes listening to children read - she is trained to...

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What the school says...

Yateley Manor offers pupils an inspirational educational journey that will prepare them for their chosen senior school and provide them with the tools to build successful adult lives.

Innovative, enthusiastic and committed teachers provide the framework for your child’s educational, cultural and social development. Nurtured in a warm, friendly and safe environment within a unique and supportive family atmosphere, children are given new experiences to explore, building confidence and resilience, stimulating their desire to learn.

A full programme enriches the educational experience giving every child the opportunity to find talents and strengths. Chess is an important part of Yateley Manor’s programme with children learning to play from an early age. There are many activities to try, including modern dance and ballet in the specially equipped Studio and music technology in the Music School. Horse riding, masterchef and photography in art are also very popular. Sport is enhanced by impressive facilities. The profile of drama has recently been increased with a new outdoor stage and masterclasses, along with LAMDA classes which are proving extremely popular.

At the heart of the school is the importance of strong relationships between children and adults. In a community that embraces a breadth of cultures where all relationships are based upon respect, children learn to appreciate the need to be courteous, considerate and to use common sense. They are encouraged to be creative and courageous as they develop into confident individuals, with a strong foundation for a happy and balanced life. Pupils can only achieve this once they have been given the tools and the self-belief.
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Since 2015, Robert Upton BSc PGCE MA (Ed) NPQH. Graduated in estate management from the University of Greenwich but swerved a career in property ‘thanks to the 1990s property crash’. Fell into (and in love with) teaching and quickly rose through the ranks to headship in a couple of state primaries, one of which he lifted out of special measures within a year. After a successful spell as director of studies at Bede’s Prep, became just the third headmaster at Yateley Manor since the 1960s. Seven years on and he is ‘still passionate about the place’.

Approach is informed by his experience of being the shy, overlooked and potentially underachieving boy at state school. He finished up as head boy, confidence eventually gained through sport. David Brailsford - the former...

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Special Education Needs

The role of Yateley Manor School’s Learning Support Department is to identify and support those pupils within the school who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and to ensure that provisions are made to support pupils’ learning and progress as part of a whole school approach to SEND. Parents, staff and pupils are included in all decisions regarding their SEND and the school adopts a person-centred planning approach to ensure that support meets the individual learning needs of each pupil with SEND. Pupil progress and provision is monitored and reviewed by teaching staff and the SENCo. The Learning Support Department will liaise with external support agencies where appropriate and support parents in sign-posting appropriate assessments and SEND needs. Learning support policy is available to view on the school’s website.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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