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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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2001, Carole Jenkinson, BSC, PGCE (60s). Trained as a teacher after stints at British Council and International Herald Tribune in Paris. Joined Northcote Lodge in 1993 teaching maths, science and French, before taking up the headship of Broomwood Hall eight years later. Two adult children, one of whom works at the school.

Parents view her as part seraph and part troubleshooter, with ‘incredible ability and a good grip on the children’. Known for attending Saturday hockey matches and being a ‘fantastic’ maths teacher, her presence is felt across all school sites. ‘She’s everywhere - I don’t know how she does what she does,’ parents comment. The lynchpin of the outfit, she is supported by a head of academic and head of pastoral as well as SMTs at each school...

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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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