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We loved the way the bigger girls supported the littler ones: at the end of our visit, they were snuggled up on beanbags looking at books with year 6s. One little dot could not stop yawning at the end of her busy day; another could hardly be torn away from her riveting story to talk to us. School offers the broad curriculum and facilities which parents opting for an independent education expect, with some kind of sport, PE or swimming every day, and timetabled drama and music. Girls try out a range of three musical instruments early on; bizarrely, the...

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Badminton Junior School is a warm and friendly school where the girls have an excellent academic grounding and lots of opportunities to speak languages, participate in music and enjoy a variety of sports. Girls here enjoy lots of outdoor play in the extensive adventure playground and on Friday afternoons enjoy a range of activities including horse-riding, orienteering and street dance which change on a termly basis. There are many opportunities for music, drama and dance performance and a range of clubs and activities which take place during break times, lunch and after School. Girls can board from Year 5 upwards and there is a fabulous Junior Boarding House. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.


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


What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of Junior School

Since September 2021, Heidi Pedlar, previously assistant head at Bristol Grammar School. She has worked in independent day and boarding schools for over 20 years including as head of juniors and pre-prep at Walhampton School and head of juniors at Norman Court Prep School, both in Hampshire – in addition to being a junior class teacher for many years.


Non selective until year 3, though all are informally assessed during a taster day, partly to judge social skills and ‘readiness to learn’. From year 3, more formal assessments in English, maths and non verbal reasoning

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Special Education Needs

The Junior School provides specialist support for SEN pupils which takes places either in lessons or on a one-to-one basis. Every pupil is given the support that they require to enable them to access the curriculum effectively and successfully.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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