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Learning Support

We provide specialist support for student with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) to help them develop their learning skills and achieve their academic potential.

Our experienced team of dedicated Learning Support teachers support students from Form 1 (Year 7) to Form 7 (Year 13) who require additional support with their studies.  In Forms 1–3, support is primarily offered in small groups in lieu of Latin and/or a second modern language option. In Forms 4-7, students with a documented Specific Learning Difficulty, identified by a specialist, are offered support on an individual or paired basis.

The Department is housed in a purpose-built suite of classrooms boasting the latest technology and offers a calm, quiet and purposeful atmosphere in which to work.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how the School can best cater for your child’s interests, and identify any challenges they may face. So, at the initial enquiry stage, please let us know about any learning difficulties your child may have and send us copies of any assessments.

 

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Our team of highly qualified EAL teachers help to support and develop the achievements of pupils for whom English is not their first language through small group teaching, individual lessons and in-class support.

They also offer IELTS test preparation lessons to students who do not have an English Language GCSE qualification, and who enter Oakham in Form 6 to study on the A-level courses. This qualification is an entrance requirement for UK universities.