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‘They support confidence and emotional well-being first, before moving on to the complexities of work’, said a parent; and this certainly seemed true. The girls were happy and relaxed – ‘I love being with my friends’, ‘everyone is so kind’, ‘people always help you’. So these happy girls take academic work very much in their stride. ‘Food is amazing’, say pupils: macaroni cheese and Wednesday roast are favourites. Pupils told us they had felt concerned when it turned out that an apparently plain cookie had coconut in it; but…

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What the school says...

Burgess Hill School for Girls is a busy school founded on a culture of mutual respect which values learning. Pupils, teachers and parents work in partnership to make the most of the educational opportunities available. Burgess Hill School for Girls also welcomes boys into the Nursery department. The mix of ages, working together on the same site, gives the school a special character, valued by all.

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress of the junior school

Since 2011, Heather Cavanagh, previously head teacher of Dover College Junior School. Popular with pupils – ‘nice and really kind’, ‘always listens to you’. Good relationship with parents, who says she’s approachable, and always with the children.

A hanging on Mrs Cavanagh’s wall says THINK. She clearly does, a great deal. The head encourages her staff to always deal with pupils and parents with thoughtfulness and compassion, explaining that if you build trust and faith in parents, this works better if the road gets bumpy; and parents really appreciate being sent handwritten notes capturing moments of significance to children.


Non-selective entry for nursery. Reception to year 2 assessed informally by spending part of the day at school. For year 3 upwards girls sit written papers and the...

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