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Famously diverse mix of pupils and staff as befits the school's situation in the heart of the city. 'Diversity' is a word you hear a lot here, in numerous contexts. Not least the effect of coalescing people from so huge an area. Likewise, we heard 'exciting' a lot. But perhaps the most exciting aspect of the extracurricular offering is London itself. 'It's one of the reasons I…

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City of London School for Girls is a non-denominational, independent day school and a member of the Girls Schools Association (GSA). The school has acquired an academic pre-eminence, earning its place in the premier league of leading independent schools in the country.

Entrance examination consists of: 7+ written examinations and activity based assessments, 11+ - English and Maths written examination, 16+ - chosen AS subjects written assessment, with interview for Art, Music and DT. ...Read more

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Since 2019, Jenny Brown, previously head of St Albans High School for Girls. Educated at North London Collegiate before reading English at Oxford. With both parents English teachers ‘it was the very last thing I wanted to do,’ she says, instead taking a job at Robert Maxwell’s publishing house (thankfully too young to invest in pensions) – ‘the last word in really dull jobs’. Escaped to teach English at Cranleigh (‘like coming home’), followed by Highgate School, South Hampstead High, Channing and St Paul’s Girls where she was director of senior school. Still adores the ‘sheer joy’ of teaching.

One half of the Good Schools Guide’s first set of identical twin head teachers – her sister, Jane, is head at Alleyn's (‘it’s lovely to be able to share ideas’). Lives in...

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Special Education Needs

The School has a Special Educational Need Co-ordinator, who deals mainly with those girls who have mild dyslexia or dyspraxia. We have accepted pupils with physical disabilities. There is screening in Year 7 to pick up any problems and girls are referred to the SENCO for further help, study skills and assessment throughout the school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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