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The sixth formers have their own department (revered and envied by the younger girls), no uniform, and recently refurbished lair complete with kitchen facilities, groovy furniture and a clock designed by the DT teacher. Sixth form girls love their freedom...

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Tormead is one of the country’s leading independent girls schools located in Guildford, Surrey. We are very proud of our school and its ethos of encouraging each individual pupil to develop her talents to the full in a happy, caring and supportive environment. Our academic expectations are high, and we value our students’ impressive record of examination successes and university places. ...Read more

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The sixth formers have their own department (revered and envied by the younger girls), no uniform, and recently refurbished lair complete with kitchen facilities, groovy furniture and a clock designed by the DT teacher. Sixth form girls love their freedom and being treated as equals, compliment the school on letting them organise charity events, discos, etc themselves. They are visibly...

Head

Since 2010, Mrs Christina Foord BA MPhil PGCE (40s), previously deputy head and head of boarding at St Catherine’s, Bramley. Prior to this she taught English and history in a number of schools including The Queen’s School, Chester. She takes a keen interest in music and sport of all sorts and is eager to provide her girls with opportunities to showcase their talents. Known throughout the school as being 'up for a challenge', she recently abseiled...

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Special Education Needs

Tormead is academically selective and its students do very well in public examinations, but the school is particularly proud of the achievements of its dyslexic students, many of whom achieve high examination honours - two such former students recently obtained Oxbridge firsts. Dyslexic students in both Junior Department and senior school are taught in mainstream timetabled lessons, but are also supported by a team of specialist SEN teachers who meet them for weekly sessions. There is some flexibility in offering tailored programmes for students with other special needs such as moderate auditory or visual impairment, diabetes, epilepsy and cystic fibrosis.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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