Head’s Note

Appleford is a wonderful place in which to learn and to grow up. Since 1988 we have provided opportunities for boys and girls to fulfil their academic potential, and David Kingto develop as confident young adults through the challenges and enjoyment of sport, music, drama, adventurous activities and many other extra-curricular activities.

We achieve this through first rate teaching delivered by the most highly qualified staff together with small class sizes and excellent facilities. More importantly, however, we instil a belief in our children that dyslexia is no barrier to learning and that we expect them to do well.

To me, there are no ‘special needs’ children at Appleford – simply boys and girls who, with the right specialist teaching, support and encouragement can, and do, go on to great things.

By combining this belief with the traditional values of politeness and good manners, determination and a desire to succeed, Applefordians have a genuine and well founded pride in their school. In short, our children flourish on this beautiful campus and I am continually impressed with their confident attitude to life and learning and the excellent progress they make.

I hope that what you see on this website will encourage you to visit the school for yourself. That is the best way to experience the special qualities of Appleford School and the young people who live and work here, whether as day pupils or as boarders.

I look forward to meeting you.

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David King

Headmaster