Gentle streaming in English and maths kicks in as boys move up the school, and there’s great one-on-one support for anyone who might be lagging behind (pupils sit a STEER assessment twice a year, which is designed to pick up on any areas of difficulty so they can be addressed swiftly). Everyone learns Latin, while Greek and Mandarin are very popular extracurricular clubs. Exit is diverse. As Aysgarth is quite remote, there’s no one obvious senior school to funnel boys towards, and popular onward destinations include everywhere from Eton and Harrow to Radley, Shrewsbury, Canford and Uppingham.
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