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Broomwood is not a church school, but parents speak of a ‘caring, moral focus’ and an emphasis on Christian values. There’s one tutor to every eight girls, with one-to-one and group meetings weekly. ‘But you can talk to them anytime,’ we heard. Academically, parents say the school is perceived as ‘less pressured than other local independent schools’, but with ‘depth of learning and a broad curriculum’. This is not a school where it’s back to core subjects only for year 6 or they dip into a science day once in a blue moon. Parents describe the teachers are ‘wonderful’ and say they are...

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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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Head

Since 2021, Louisa McCafferty. 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 – ‘because of the school’s community feel’ – this time moving up the ranks from head of history and drama to assistant head (teaching and learning) and then deputy head (academic). Still teaches history to year 8.

All agree she has injected new energy into the school, with parents describing her as ‘can-do’ and ‘a gamechanger’. ‘Awesome!’ exclaimed one, and ‘brilliant at revisiting stuff you weren’t even aware needed revisiting’. Her unstuffy, laid-back demeanour meant we...

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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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