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One of the most competitive entrance tests in the country with 1000+ girls applying for 93 places. Girls bright, curious, well-supported and very keen to learn. One or two leave after GCSE to go on to larger (co-ed or independent) sixth forms. The library, with its stunning views, could benefit from more space, and...

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What the school says...

Entrance criteria as follows: Year 7 entry: the first stage is a cognitive ability entrance examination in the November before proposed entry. The second stage is a mathematics and English examination for the top performers in the first test, in the January before proposed entry. No interview. Sixth Form: based upon GCSE grades, entrants require 6 A grades and A grades in the subjects they intend to study. No interview.

Converted to an academy 2012.

Features

Curricula

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

Other features

OFSTED Outstanding school - This school has been named as an outstanding School in HMCI of Schools Annual Report. England only - does not include ISI inspected schools.

School associations

State Grammar School

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Special Education Needs

We have a small number of students with mild or moderate special educational needs. Our SENCo co-ordinates our response in consultation with subject staff and year co-ordinators. We work with outside agencies and get additional support where needed from the local authority. We do not have any students with statements. Limitations due to the nature of our historic buildings make our school currently unsuitable for students with significant physical disabilities. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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