At Caterham School we believe that all children are entitled to an education that will enable them
to maximise their skills across all areas of development – intellectual, physical, aesthetic, creative,
emotional, spiritual and social.
All students have individual needs which put personalised learning at the heart of our teaching and
Caterham School is committed to providing a sufficiently challenging curriculum for all its students,
including those who have identified SEND. We recognise that over the course of their educational
careers some pupils may require a short-term boost of planned ‘Learning Support’ to bring their
attainments up to expected standards. A smaller number of pupils will have SEND (special
educational needs and disabilities) requiring more specialist support over a longer term period.
All pupils, including those with SEND have an entitlement to the following:
Staff commitment and training to develop pupils’ full potential at all times.
Lessons that stimulate, engage, challenge, inform, excite or encourage through partnership and
dialogue with teachers and other students and active participation in the lesson.
Courses that lead to examinations and accreditation.
Skilled, well-prepared and informed teachers who have a perspective and understanding of
whole-school needs, challenges and policies, especially those concerning issues related to those
students identified as Gifted & Talented (G & T) and/or SEND.
An entitlement beyond subject teaching, including preparation for adult life and preparation for
the world of work. This should include extracurricular activity, personal and social education,
careers guidance and in some circumstances, counseling, visits to local industry, work experience
and community service.
In determining strategies for individual pupils with SEND, the views of the pupils and parents
will be sought and taken into account, taking reasonable steps to avoid placing pupils with SEND
at a substantial disadvantage in matters of admission and education.
This policy includes all pupils, including those in EYFS.
The School makes appropriate provision for all pupils including those with special
educational needs so far as is reasonable and is compatible with:
a) the child receiving the special educational provision that her/his learning
difficulty calls for,
b) the provision of efficient education for the pupils with whom he/she will be
educated, and the efficient use of resources.
The breadth and depth of the awards can vary each year depending on the number of applicants and their standard. All 11+ and 13+ day pupil candidates are automatically considered for Academic Scholarships but specific application forms are required for other scholarships.
Scholarships are available to registered candidates and are all based on assessment. In the event of there being no outstanding candidates for a particular award the money may be allocated to another category.
The awards are made without regard to parental income and are usually worth a percentage of the school fees but may also be a fixed amount. The scholarship will remain throughout a pupil’s school career provided they maintain the expected standards (detailed in the Terms and Conditions of Award).
Candidates in receipt of a specific scholarship award, e.g. Art & Design, Drama, Music, Performing Arts, Science (16+ only), Sport must play an active part in these areas throughout their school life to retain their award.
Even if a bursary is awarded as a percentage of the annual fee, a scholarship may also be given.
The granting of a bursary is discretionary. In making its decisions, the School considers a wide range of appropriate matters including, but not limited to, parental/guardian income (from all sources), assets (including personal property) and other matters that are particular to the pupil, such as family circumstances. The School reserves the right to reassess bursaries annually, as parental circumstances can change.
The amount awarded is based solely upon financial circumstances. However, all Bursarial support is subject to qualifying in the Entrance Examinations and if (as is likely) the demand exceeds the number available, bursaries will be awarded with reference to performance in the Entrance Assessments.
Financial circumstances forms are available from the Registrar, Mrs Alison Jones: tel: 01883 335058, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
elcome to Caterham School. We are a highly successful and ambitious school but, above all else, Caterham is a warm and welcoming community where each member is nurtured and encouraged to flourish.
We are intensely proud that Caterham School is consistently recognised as one of the leading co-educational schools in the country. We are committed to providing an environment in which all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be, and one in which pastoral care and well-being underpin academic, co-curricular and sporting excellence.
We believe in providing an education for life for all Caterhamians and we seek to ensure that the learning experience at our school blends the best of tradition with the exciting opportunities provided by new technology. Learning how to learn is a key facet of a Caterham education and is an essential skill for life in the twenty-first century. We believe that a truly excellent school is about more than academic achievement alone: it is also about developing a passion for learning; a capacity for independent and critical thinking; self-awareness and resilience; self-confidence without arrogance and genuine interests that extend beyond the confines of the classroom.
At Caterham School we focus on developing the whole person, aiming to ensure that each pupil leaves here ready for the challenges of life at university and beyond, and understanding their responsibilities towards others. We want our pupils to leave Caterham well equipped to engage positively with a rapidly changing world as accomplished problem solvers and innovators, confident in their ability to lead and with a clear appreciation of and respect for the views and potential of others.