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Schools have a relaxed, country feel; on the day we visited, pancake races were in full swing in the playground at Garrads Road and children and teachers were having a ball. School rewards hard work in all areas: copious numbers of cups awarded to pupils (including for good manners and friendship). Principal is keen that girls learn that hard work pays off and girls certainly keep their heads down in the upper school, although there is also great fun to be had along the way...

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Lady Katharine Colquhoun BEd (50s). Has a rather regal manner but her vision has seen this school mushroom from humble beginnings to a thriving empire with over 600 pupils (as well as 200 boys at Northcote Lodge – the brother school down the road). ‘She’s remarkable,’ one parent told us. ‘Inflexible at times, and you have to toe the line with her, but she is seriously impressive.’ Lady Colquhoun knows she has an able team behind her and believes the ability to delegate, which she learned as the eldest of five children, is her secret.

Lady Colquhoun has made the transition from headmistress to joint principal with her husband, Sir Malcolm. She still teaches literature to prep school girls, whilst he deals with administration and property. School has a board...

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Special Education Needs

The school provides support for children with mild learning difficulties. There is provision for extra classes targetted at children with minor developmental difficulties. The school has its own SEN specialist who will advise on the most appropriate form of support within the classroom as well as taking pupils out for individual lessons.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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