The School is selective and welcomes all children who can make the most of the opportunities offered and can flourish in its caring environment. The governors and staff are firmly committed to inclusivity and to giving every child the best possible start in life. Treating every child as an individual is important, and pupils with physical disabilities are welcome. Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and learning difficulties are also welcome. Both the Junior School and Senior School have specialist teams of staff to deal with such difficulties. The practical application of these commitments varies slightly between the two Schools due to the different age ranges and the details of practices and procedures at each School are set out in separate appendices to this policy. There is a dedicated team at each School, the details of which are set out in the attached appendices. These teams can help with a range of issues looking at each child as a whole and considering all physical and mental aspects of their development.
Each year, the Head awards Senior School Scholarships following the Entrance Assessment. These are dependent upon outstanding results being achieved in all components taken. The number offered and their value will be decided following the marking of the assessment papers. It is assumed that all candidates are competing for the Open Scholarships therefore, no special forms need be completed.
We believe in offering all children, who are ambitious and motivated, an education like no other. To help hard-working families and their children enjoy a Grange experience, we offer a number of bursaries and scholarships.
The Senior School awards a number of bursaries (reduced fees) for the start of each academic year for pupils applying for admission into Year 7 and Year 12. The bursaries, which are aimed specifically at the Most Able and Talented children are intended to make a Grange education more accessible and may cover up to 100% of school fees. All bursaries are means-tested and are based on parental income and assets and are awarded at the Head’s discretion. A strong academic performance in the Year 7 Entrance Assessment is essential as are sound GCSE results for students entering Year 12.
That experience comes from the staff, the facilities but most importantly, the young people who come here. That experience comes from letting our young people live their education. Our excellent academic results are due to everything else we do to create an educational experience that sees our students leave the school as confident, ambitious and inspiring adults, who happen to have superb academic credentials to help them achieve in life.
Whether in lessons, through the enormous number of enrichment activities, the many trips to all corners of the globe or the impressive pastoral support that exists at The Grange, our young people are nurtured to live their education in all areas of school life.
We hope our website gives you and your child, or children, a real insight into the stimulating, exciting environment and the exceptional relationships that are a fundamental part of our community. Of course, to truly understand that Grange experience, you need to visit us, so please do get in touch with our Admissions Team and book a tour or attend a Taster Day and begin your Grange journey.
Mrs Debbie Leonard