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How many students do you have in the school?

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Our maximum capacity is 76 including Sixth Form. We currently have 76 students on roll.

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Do students have SEND or an EHCP?

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We welcome students with or without an EHCP.

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What is the boy/girl ratio?

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Ratio is 2:1 and the number of girls at the School has risen substantially over the last few years.
Boys 46 Girls 30

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Do your students sit GCSE’s

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Yes. We follow the GCSE curriculum and the majority of our students will sit GCSEs. We do have an entry level alternative for Science and Functional Skills for Maths and English

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Do your students get good GCSE grades?

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Yes, we are tremendously proud of our students’ results. Depending on individual students’ SEND, examination results may vary year on year, however, nearly all of our students exceed parent and baseline data predictions. Our examination results for the last 3 years can be found on our website.
https://canburyschool.co.uk/examination-results/

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What does a typical school day look like?

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School starts with Registration at 8.10am. Lesson 1 starts at 8.15am. Students have 6 lessons per day School finishes at 3.35pm There is a 20 minute break at 10.15am and a 1 hr lunch break at 12.35pm. Students must bring a packed lunch. After School clubs take place every evening after school (except Tuesday) and run from 3.35pm to 4.35pm

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What additional support do you offer?

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We offer additional Literacy and Numeracy support, Speech and Language Therapy, ASD Therapy, Drawing and Talking Therapy, Lego Therapy, Emotional Literacy Support via an ELSA and we will facilitate any pre-arranged OT support

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What extracurricular activities are available to students?

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We offer lunchtime and after school clubs that are available to all students. We also offer GCSE Clinics in every subject area for KS4 students to consolidate their learning.
Some clubs we have available are: Sports Club, Puzzle Club, Film Club, Creative Arts Club, Fencing, Self Defence, School Council

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Is there a “typical student” that the school recruits?

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If we can meet a prospective student's needs, and we have spaces in that year group then we may enrol them. We do consider the needs and wellbeing of our existing students before we offer a place.

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Is there a registration fee?

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Yes, a registration fee of £100 will be required at the start of your application

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Is there an entrance exam?

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No, there is not an exam but we do require students to attend acquaintance day/s and during their visit, prospective students will be required to sit an online CEM assessment.

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Can I come and see the school?

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Our Admissions Registrar holds school tours every Tuesday and Friday at 10.45am. These must be pre-booked. You can contact our Registrar on the details below

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Are you a special needs school?

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No. We are not a Section 41 or specialist school. We are a small independent school, following a mainstream curriculum. Our small class sizes and nurturing environment provide a suitable setting for students that have SEND.

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How do we apply?

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Please express your interest to our Admissions Registrar, Ms Louise Boggi via email at [email protected]