Dame Bradbury's School A GSG School
- Dame Bradbury's School
- Head: Mrs Handford
- T 01799 522348
- F 01799 516762
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.damebradburys.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Essex
- Pupils: 220
- Religion: None
- Fees: £10,380 - £12,825 pa
- Open days: October. We also have various 'school in action' open mornings throughout the year.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Stephen Perse Pre-Prep and Junior Schools, Stephen Perse Senior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Today the school is situated in a quiet suburban street not far from the town centre. Slightly dour late Victorian edifice, plus new-builds tucked round the back, contrasts with the cosy, welcoming interior. Although not considered overly pushy on the...
What the school says...
There’s an alphabet of opportunities at Dame Bradbury’s.
It’s a creative community where ideas, individuals and their imaginations thrive. Our children light up when they learn by modelling the BFG, solving a murder mystery or working out how to prevent ice pops melting, while art, drama, music, sports and activities ranging from ballet to Warhammer help them to extend their boundaries.
We’re non-selective but that doesn’t mean we’re not academic. Our children perform well above the national average and enjoy a rich intellectual, cultural and social mix. What they share – from the age of three through to eleven – is a willingness to experiment and question. We prepare children for a wide range of senior schools, though as a school of the Stephen Perse Foundation there is a smooth transition to the senior school for those for whom this is the appropriate path. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysToday the school is situated in a quiet suburban street not far from the town centre. Slightly dour late Victorian edifice, plus new-builds tucked round the back, contrasts with the cosy, welcoming interior. Although not considered overly pushy on the academic front, pupils are streamed and the most able stretched. (Parents like the formal approach to learning ... as a school of the Stephen Perse Foundation the School has embraced a more progressive approach to learning, focus is the individual journey where learning doesn't happen in subject blocks but a more cross curricular approach with skills at the heart of the curriculum and pupils at the centre of our learning wheel. Significant focus on digital learning.
Since January 2015, Tracy Hanford, previously head of St Hilda's Prep in Bushey. Educated at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School and...
Special Education Needs
The school employs an Inclusion Specialist who oversees an inclusive approach to SEND.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|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|