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Parents who have worried whether CLSG will be too feisty academically have found pressures are largely generated by the girls themselves. ‘We’re competitive!’ chorused our tour guides. Girls have a tutor to help ensure they don’t overload themselves, and school now has two counsellors who can be seen without charge and in confidence. Very different – but always clever – girls thrive and are cleverly grouped at the outset by their postcodes so they quickly befriend others they can travel with. Thereafter, classes are…

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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. Educated at North London Collegiate before reading English at Oxford. Both her parents taught English and she has a daughter in the profession. In common with other bred-for-the-job teachers, she briefly fought the inevitable with a foray into publishing before joining Cranleigh’s English department, then Highgate School, South Hampstead High, Channing and St Paul’s Girls’ where she was director of senior school. This is her second headship after the highly academic St Albans High School for Girls (and her identical twin, Jane, is head of Alleyn’s).

Forced to deal with the pandemic within just a few months, her vivacity ensured she still made an immediate impact. Stylish and talkative, she’s a natural speaker, brilliant on camera, and smiles like the cat that got the cream: ‘There...

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Please note: 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

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 Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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