Dame Bradbury's School A GSG School
- Dame Bradbury's School
- Head: Mrs Handford
- T 01799 522348
- F 01799 516762
- E email@example.com
- W www.damebradburys.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Essex
- Pupils: 220
- Religion: None
- Fees: £10,380 - £12,825 pa
- Open days: October. We also have various 'school in action' open mornings throughout the year.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Stephen Perse Pre-Prep and Junior Schools, Stephen Perse Senior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Dame Johane Bradbury is named after its founder – the sister of an early 16th century rector of Saffron Walden. Today the school is situated in a quiet suburban street not far from the town centre. Slightly dour late Victorian edifice belies the modernity inside – all white walls and funky accent colours since becoming part of the Stephen Perse Foundation in 2013 and the arrival of Mrs Handford. Parents have appreciated the step change and note improvements to the facilities, administration and academic rigour.
What the school says...
There’s an alphabet of opportunities at Dame Bradbury’s.
It’s a creative community where ideas, individuals and their imaginations thrive. Our children light up when they learn by modelling the BFG, solving a murder mystery or working out how to prevent ice pops melting, while art, drama, music, sports and activities ranging from ballet to Warhammer help them to extend their boundaries.
We’re non-selective but that doesn’t mean we’re not academic. Our children perform well above the national average and enjoy a rich intellectual, cultural and social mix. What they share – from the age of three through to eleven – is a willingness to experiment and question. We prepare children for a wide range of senior schools, though as a school of the Stephen Perse Foundation there is a smooth transition to the senior school for those for whom this is the appropriate path. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2015, Tracy Handford, previously head of St Hilda's Prep in Bushey. Educated at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School and the University of Leeds, where she read applied biology. Followed this with an MA in curriculum studies from the Institute of Education, University of London. Began career as a boarding tutor at Taverham Hall School, Norwich, then Holmwood House, Colchester. Moved to become head of year and head of science at Bishop’s Stortford College Junior School before becoming director of studies at St Faith’s School, Cambridge. Status as ISI inspector should mean she has her eye on the competitive ball and her experience means she is au fait with the Cambridge school scene. Likeable, down to earth, ‘professional and knowledgeable,’ say parents. Committed to providing her pupils with ‘more than a set of qualifications’....
Special Education Needs
The school employs an Inclusion Specialist who oversees an inclusive approach to SEND.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|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|