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School entrance looks traditional, with wooden floors and long corridors, but behind the front façade tradition gives way to modernity, with new performing arts centre and swish art and technology block. Staff and pupils set great store by the three...

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St Albans High School for Girls is an independent day school which is affiliated to the Church of England. Our vision is to provide an exciting and challenging education that fosters independence, creativity and risk-taking within a caring community. We encourage girls to set themselves ambitious goals, both intellectually and personally. We promote critical and creative thinking,and place a strong emphasis on independent research and investigation. Our commitment to the creative arts is evident in our new performing arts, design and technology centre. When your daughter comes to us, she will be nurtured by expert house mistresses and tutors who will take an overview of her academic and personal development. The High School is a vibrant and supportive community where girls thrive. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

School entrance looks traditional, with wooden floors and long corridors, but behind the front façade tradition gives way to modernity, with new performing arts centre and swish art and technology block. Staff and pupils set great store by the three Cs – challenge, creativity, community – which underpin the school’s vision and ethos. Girls attend assemblies...

Headmistress

Since September 2014, Mrs Jenny Brown, previously director of senior school (head of sixth) at St Paul's Girls. English degree from Oxford; spent two years in publishing but found it 'a pretty soulless, thankless experience'; the move into English teaching at Cranleigh 'felt like coming home'. To Highgate, South Hampstead High and then Channing, as head of English. Lives in north London with her playwright husband and two teenage children; the house has a distinctly literary flavour. Feels that 'results...

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Special Education Needs

We have a qualified specialist teacher who undertakes diagnostic assessments. Girls are given individual and group tuition tailored to suit and accommodate particular needs. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
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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