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Tight community of supportive girls with a culture of ‘go for it’ rather than ‘too cool’ to join in eg minority of girls remain in normal clothes on dress up days. Flip side of this is the pressure for good...

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St Swithuns School, Winchester is set on an impressive and attractive campus of over 45 acres overlooking open countryside, and offers girls excellent teaching, sporting and recreational facilities. The school offers day, weekly boarding and full boarding options. There is an adjoining Junior School for girls aged 3-11 and boys up to the age of 7 years.

St Swithuns has a long-standing reputation for academic rigour and success, but this is only a part of what we offer. We think of ourselves as appropriately academic which means that we expect girls to give their full attention to classwork and to homework before taking advantage of the wide range of co-curricular activities on offer. We encourage girls to develop individual passions and we celebrate each of their achievements. In addition, we expect intellectual curiosity, courage, perseverance, compassion, humility, respect and a sense of fun - we are rarely disappointed.
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Curricula

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

Other features

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Sports

Polo

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Tight community of supportive girls with a culture of ‘go for it’ rather than ‘too cool’ to join in eg minority of girls remain in normal clothes on dress up days. Flip side of this is the pressure for good results that they can exert on each other. Boarders and day pupils retreat to different houses for break but all eat together at lunch, and head girl team blogs, runs the school forum and instigates a school wide and term long game of tag.

Headmistress

Since 2010, the contained and cogent Ms Jane Gandee MA (40s). Read French and Spanish at Girton College, Cambridge, then a local government accountant until she went into teaching (OU PGSE) at Lord Wandsworth College, Oakham, Queenswood and finally director of studies at City of London School for Girls. The stamina and...

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Special Education Needs

St. Swithun’s Learning Support Department provides academic and personal support for students with: mild/moderate dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties. Appropriately qualified staff support students individually or in small groups, in weekly tutorials. Programmes are tailored to the individual’s need and may include support for language, organisation and study skills. Learning support, curriculum and pastoral staff work closely to ensure good communication in relation to students’ needs. Parent partnership is encouraged.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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