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Parents like the fact that there is no spoon feeding. Pupils are guided and supported to think independently from the start. Some self-consciousness about the antiquated nature of ‘Ladies’ in the school name. They choose to keep it, as they choose to preserve other historic features that might appear anachronistic to today’s eyes, but Eve Jardine-Young prefers to address the school as ‘everyone’ in whole school assembly, and avoids the collective ‘Ladies’ or ‘girls'. Retiring the universally loathed dowdy green uniform was one of the first ...

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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

Unusual sports

Polo

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2011, Eve Jardine-Young (late 40s), an old girl herself, she won a scholarship to the sixth form here from her school in Malawi where she grew up. Previously director of studies at Blundell’s, she was also housemistress and head of sixth form development at Epsom College. She started her professional life as a structural engineer after studying engineering at Cambridge before changing tack to teach economics at Radley.

Parents remark on the strength of her relationship with the girls who hold her in high esteem. She thinks hard about behaviour management and prefers, she says, to avoid ‘thou shalt not’ which contradicts the power of ‘thou shall’. Choosing to govern through trust she sets out to win the hearts and minds of her pupils. Ms Jardine-Young, with typical humility,...

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Special Education Needs

We cater for girls with mild conditions, including dyslexia and dyspraxia; individual support on a weekly basis is highly personalised and addresses specific needs. We also provide specialist coaching in mathematics and English as a second language.

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

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