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The majority of the classrooms are situated in a wooden-clad building looking over the playing fields and onwards to stunning views of the city and the glittering Shard. One mother with an eye for telling detail said: ‘this is not a school where working mothers and stay-at-home mothers compete or where a parent can achieve kudos by...

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DUCKS is situated in beautiful, semi-rural surroundings off the main Dulwich College Campus. The kindergarten offers a caring and stimulating environment. The children work in new, purpose-built classrooms and have access to extensive playgrounds. DUCKS follows the Early Learning Goals and Key Stage 1 curriculum and also offers specialist music, dance, French, swimming, games and PE. ...Read more

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Since September 2015, Nicky Black, previously deputy head. A Durham graduate, she joined DUCKS from Hornsby House, where she was director of studies, head of lower school and head of maths. She is particularly interested in creative teaching and active learning.


Into the kindergarten, six places for babies aged 6-18 months; 18 places for toddlers and up to 40 places for ‘ducklings’ of between 2 and 3 years. The infants’ school comprises nursery from 3+ to year 2. There are usually five to 10 places available at the nursery, then 10 to 15 reception places, with places occasionally emerging higher up the school.

No assessment for entry into the kindergarten, but children entering at 3, 4, 5 and 6+ will have an assessment to ensure their learning is up to date...

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Special Education Needs

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)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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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