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A supportive and caring environment. One parent told us, ‘My son had missed a lot of school and had had a terrible time before he came here. He has blossomed at Canbury.’ School is good at targeting the differing needs of the individual pupils. Everything is done with the intention of making the curriculum as accessible to each pupil as possible. Science lessons, for example, are practical-heavy as most pupils are kinaesthetic learners. Plenty of sport offered, with five hours a week in key stage 3 and three hours in key stage 4. Strong performing arts programme that mixes creativity with… 

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Since September 2021, Carolyn Yates. After a decade in TV production (educational and children’s programming for ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC) she decided on a career change, teaching English in maintained schools before moving on to Queen’s Gate. Previous leadership roles have included head of English, head of upper school and head of sixth form. An advocate of the power of small schools, she believes that ‘children learn best when they are secure, nurtured and, most importantly, treated as individuals.’ Avid theatre goer, book reader, park runner and gardener. To her great delight, both her children followed in her footsteps of reading English at university. She also has an MA in modern literature.


Non-selective. Pupils come here from a wide number of feeder schools including Parsons Green Prep, Hurlingham School, Finton House and the...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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