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We saw Victorian washing strung across the classroom, butterflies in remembrance of the suffragettes, all these part of the creative curriculum. Head is keen to ensure pupils are not too cosy; instead they are put in situations where they have to make their own decisions.  By year 6, they enjoy pouring milk for the nursery at break time and putting all the equipment away in the shed at the sound of the bell – as well. Others love to be in charge of logging books in and out of the friendly library; school council also very active. Some great art on the walls and in process - ranging from Mexican Day of the Dead inspired foil skulls...

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What the school says...

Girls attending the nursery and reception class at BHHS enjoy from the extensive facilities and the educational focus of the school environment. A nurturing, caring environment promoting high levels of independence in learning and well being is provided in this purpose built setting.

At the Prep School it is recognise that specialist teaching with specialised facilities mean that pupils benefit enormously from the teachers passion and expertise. Most of the girls make a natural progression to the Senior School, many benefitting from bursaries and scholarships.

BHHS offers the stability and assurance of quality through its membership of the Girls Day School Trust.
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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.

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Head of prep school

Since 2011, the sparky yet realistic Sian Cattaneo BA (Sussex) Cert Ed (50s). Came from over nine years as head of St Ives School, Haslemere, before that 16 years in Nairobi at the Banda School. Her son and daughter are now in their 20s. She was attracted to the Girls' Day School Trust by the attitude and dynamism of Dame Helen Fraser (the former chief executive of the GDST) and now 'I’ll never go and work in a mixed school again!'

Parents say she 'has a heart of gold and cares deeply about every child' and that she works very closely with her deputy, creating 'a family atmosphere with kindness and grace'. She sees herself as a 'green hat' thinker (Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats)...

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