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Relishes being head here. ‘I wanted to be a head of a small school where I could know each child’s name. I just fell in love with Canbury,’ she confesses. Everything is done with the intention of making the curriculum as accessible to each pupil as possible. ‘We personalise and adapt the curriculum, where we can. We teach to their strengths and we are continually reviewing the students’ needs,’ says head. She's convinced one of the many advantages of being a small school is that all pupils can take on a leading role. ‘Everyone here gets the chance to be the star of the show!’ she smiles...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking English Language & Lit at an English Independent School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since 2014, Louise Clancy BEd. Spent 11 years as deputy head of Greenacre School for Girls, Surrey. Has taught at some challenging comprehensives. Teaches GCSE art and design. Described by one parent as ‘down to earth. She just loves the children.’ Another said, ‘Her office is in the middle of the school and she hears and see exactly what is going on. The children like the fact that she is accessible and often pop into her office for a chat. She’s easy to talk to but everyone respects her.’ Married to a retired policeman. Two grown up daughters; one works in theatre and one in commerce. Now a doting grandmother. Enjoys baking and cooking, which she finds therapeutic, and is a dab hand at portrait painting. Loves travelling, with a soft spot for Cyprus....

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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
Genetic
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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