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Those pupils with SEND achieve at the level of their peers in public examinations, indicating excellent progress. ISI Report, January 2015

The College recognises that some students may experience specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, and need additional support. The Academic Support Department aims to enable these students to develop the skills and strategies necessary to make good progress through school and become independent learners. Where possible, they will be fully included in the academic, physical and social aspects of the curriculum.

There is a designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) in the Senior School. There are two learning support rooms in the Senior School and the SENCo is qualified to assess for examination Access Arrangements. The school has regard to the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

Support is mainly provided through screening and assessments to identify difficulties and levels of need, referral to other professionals as appropriate, and individual, paired or small-group specialist tuition. The Department also informs teachers of individual strengths and weaknesses, advises on strategies for class differentiation, and works with the Examinations Officer to provide suitable Access Arrangements.