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Head looks to build resilient children who are strong communicators as well as academically excellent. ‘A Broomwood child is confident, able to talk to anyone, articulate what they feel and what they like, and often has positions of responsibility in secondary school,’ she says. ... A parent observed that the school has a ‘real, country old-school kind of appeal. It doesn’t feel like a private school in the middle of London.’ Uniform is quite retro (‘a bit twee’ says another parent of the boaters worn by younger children) ...

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What the school says...

A warm, welcoming and family-oriented school that offers a fully rounded, stimulating and innovative education in a traditional setting. We give our pupils the skills and foundation they need to be successful in life - not just the next school.
We believe in helping children to do their best, to be their best and our results show that whether children leave us at 7, 11 or 13, they are confident and capable learners who move on to future success at their next schools. ...Read more

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Since September 2021, Louisa McCafferty (head of upper school). She arrived at the school in 2002 as a year 1 assistant before heading off to university to study classical civilisation and then a PGCE whereupon she returned in 2006 as a newly qualified teacher, remaining for four years. After a spell teaching overseas, she came back once again in 2014, this time moving up the ranks from head of history and drama to assistant head (teaching and learning) and then deputy head (academic) before picking up the reins at the upper school.

Since September 2021, Jo Townsend (head of lower school). Previously deputy head pastoral since 2018 and before that deputy head of Kew College. She has also been head of KS2 at St Nicholas Prep School. She recently completed...

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Special Education Needs

The school can provide 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.

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