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  • Chigwell Junior School
    High Road
    Chigwell
    Essex
    IG7 6QF
  • Head: Mr Andrew Stubbs
  • T 020 8501 5721
  • F 020 8501 5723
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.chigwell-school.org
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Essex
  • Pupils: 389
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £13,385 - £17,985 pa
  • Open days: October / November; visits at other times encouraged
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Chigwell School

What says..

‘Literally, whatever you’re interested in, there’s a club,’ said one pupil, although one parent pointed out the clubs can be a victim of their own success, with disappointment felt due to many of them inevitably clashing. The children seemed at ease with all teachers when we visited, and overall the atmosphere is described by parents and pupils alike as ‘happy’ and ‘family like.’ ‘I love coming to school. It’s nearly as good as being at home,’ one pupil said. ‘We’re big on…

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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

Head

Since 2016, Andrew Stubbs BA PGCE, previously deputy head of junior school, who joined the school in 2005.

Head of pre-prep is Evelyn Gibbs PA, PARICS, PGCE. Previously acting head in St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Chingford. Did her degree in history, then became a chartered surveyor, retraining as a teacher, after which she worked in the state sector, teaching year 6s and under, before moving into educational leadership. A friendly and softly-spoken woman, she doesn’t have an obvious air of leadership, but make no mistake – she is largely responsible for the pre-prep having hit the ground running and staff, pupils and parents praise her for achieving the ‘perfect balance of making the children feel nurtured, whilst also getting them academically ready for the junior school.’ There was quite a...

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Special Education Needs

We have very few pupils with Special Educational Needs but we do have a strong Learning Support Department whose aim is to assist any pupils needing support to fulfil their potential. All pupils are assessed on entry to the school as a means of identifying any specific learning difficulties. Any areas of concern are discussed with pupil and family, and the relevant support programme is then put in place. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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
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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