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A confident and well-run school that knows exactly where it’s going, with happy girls who are stretched and challenged but not pressurised. A word you’ll hear a lot here is ‘refresh,’ which neatly sums up the school’s attitude to constantly...

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The Abbey Junior School offers a broad curriculum enriched by many workshops and trips (residential from Year 3). The atmosphere is friendly, lively, purposeful and fun.
Girls aged 3-5 join the Early Years Centre which was classed as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted who praised the stimulating, inspiring and fascinating environment.' Junior School girls have specialist teaching in Science, Music, Sport, ICT and Languages and take part in many clubs.There is before and after school care and a holiday club.

Most girls continue to The Abbey Senior School which is consistently a top academic performer at GCSE, A level and IB as well as offering many extra-curricular opportunities to pupils.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

A confident and well-run school that knows exactly where it’s going, with happy girls who are stretched and challenged but not pressurised. A word you’ll hear a lot here is ‘refresh,’ which neatly sums up the school’s attitude to constantly keeping things fresh and ahead of the game, but it’s probably not the best environment for less bright….


Since February 2015, Mrs Nicola Dick-Cleland MA Oxon QTS (50s), previously deputy and then acting head. She joined the school in 2011 and was rapidly promoted to deputy. Has a degree in experimental psychology from Oxford and a teaching qualification from Reading. Was a senior manager at BT (the second most senior woman in BT at the time) before turning to a career in psychotherapy and, later, taking on a role as music teacher at the Dolphin School...

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Special Education Needs

See senior school questionnaire. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
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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