Dame Allan’s Schools A GSG School
- Dame Allan’s Schools
Newcastle upon Tyne
- Head: Dr J. R. Hind
- T 01912 750608
- F 01912 751502
- E email@example.com
- W www.dameallans.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Pupils: 1045
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £7,374 - £11,994 pa
- Open days: October/November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Dame Allan’s Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A diamond in shape and in character, pupils encouraged to and do take full advantage of many opportunities to learn, travel and develop. No flashy jewels here, pleasant but functional buildings nestled amongst residential housing. Stiff local competition, particularly for...
What the school says...
Entrance examinations consist of: 11 & 13: English, maths & VR followed by an interview. 16: Good GCSEs with emphasis on grades achieved in subjects to be pursued.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysA diamond in shape and in character, pupils encouraged to and do take full advantage of many opportunities to learn, travel and develop. No flashy jewels here, pleasant but functional buildings nestled amongst residential housing. Stiff local competition, particularly for girls – Dame Allan's tries...
Since 2004, Dr John Hind (50s), PGCE MA (history) from Downing College, Cambridge, MEd (Newcastle), PhD (history) Durham. Previously deputy head of Kingston Grammar and before that at Durham and Exeter. Approachable, speaks enthusiastically of 'our family of schools’ and believes in instilling a 'can do’ mindset rather than creating an academic hothouse. Approaches each pupil with 'Let's work together and see where we can get to'. Parents commented that ‘he runs a tight ship’ and though ‘a little distant’, both parents and pupils have ‘warmed to him over time’.
Special Education Needs
At a small charge to parents, Dame Allan's provides an excellent service for children with specific learning difficulties. Lessons take place on a mainly one to one basis throughout the entire Schools' age range. The School has its own Learning Support Department with a highly qualified member of staff as the learning support teacher.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|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|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|