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Diverse ethnically and socially, with plenty of girls on bursaries and some 50 home languages. Girls are bright, buzzy, focused. ‘They come out very confident, streetwise kids,’ said a parent. ‘They’re used to standing up for themselves......

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Our prep school known as James Allen's Preparatory School (JAPS) takes girls 4-11, but is part of James Allen's Girls' School.

Entrance criteria for the senior school as follows: "11 - Mathematics, English and VR. 13 & 14 - Mathematics, English, VR & Modern Language paper. Interviews for the following years intake are held throughout the Autumn term and the entrance examination is held each January. 16 - usually dependent on an Entrance Examination, GCSE results, a reference from the previous school and an interview. Applications should normally be made by the end of November of the year preceding entry. Examinations are held in the Autumn term. Up to 20 scholarships and 18 means-tested bursaries (up to 100% fees) are awarded on the results of the 11+ Entrance Examination. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Independent School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Diverse ethnically and socially, with plenty of girls on bursaries and some 50 home languages. Girls are bright, buzzy, focused. ‘They come out very confident, streetwise kids,’ said a parent. ‘They’re used to standing up for themselves...

Headmistress

Since September 2015, Mrs Sally-Anne Huang MA MSc PGCE, previously headmistress of Kent College, Pembury. Educated at Bolton School for Girls and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she read classics and English, then PGCE at King's College, London. Married to Alexis, a management consultant whom she met at Oxford; two young sons. Spent six years at Sevenoaks School, where she taught English and classics and was latterly a housemistress. Moved to Roedean as sixth form housemistress, then senior housemistress and spent four years as deputy head before moving to Kent College.

She has two sons. Her interests include cinema,...

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