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Wide variety of clubs, and after-school care provides an opportunity for girls to do their homework as well as have fun. (‘They have a register to make sure you don't wander off,’ said one of our tour guides, earnestly.) Sports and gymnastics are strong, and music likewise, with the Y6s doing a Prep Opera every year. A couple remarked on the school's competitive nature: ‘The girls are incredibly competitive, but also very supportive of each other, and have a strong sense of loyalty to their school,’ said one. Another observed, ‘If you're prepared to buy into the idea of City...'

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The City of London School for Girls is a non-denominational, independent day school, for girls aged 7 to 18, based in the London Square Mile. The Preparatory school has acquired an academic pre-eminence, earning its place in the premier league of leading independent prep schools in the country. Entrance examination consists of: 7+ written examinations and activity based assessments. City of London School for Girls is a member of the Girls Schools Association (GSA). See website for more information. ...Read more

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Since 2010, Miss Jane Rogers MPhil BA (London). Worked for 10 years in the state sector before moving to the Institute of Education as a science lecturer and educational researcher. Moved back into education when she took a post of senior teacher at the Lyceum School, after which she came to the prep, because ‘I'm interested in academic excellence’. Educated at Chelmsford County High School for Girls, University College London (geography) and Institute of Education. Has two teenage children.

Leaving in July 2017 to head the Cavendish School in Camden.


Twenty-four hotly contested places at 7+, sitting nationally standardised tests in English, maths and verbal reasoning plus some spelling and writing tests of the prep's own authorship. Register your daughter early to be sure of her being seen: the school assesses...

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Special Education Needs

The School has a Special Educational Needs Coordinator, who deals mainly with those girls who have mild dyslexia or dyspraxia. We have accepted pupils with physical disabilities. There is screening to pick up any problems and girls are referred to the SENCo for further help, study skills or assessments throughout the school. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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