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Parents feel this a place where children can be themselves, free from pressure – ‘It’s not your typical hothousing pre-prep,' summed up one. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and teachers avoid typecasting anybody. Parents say there is a good balance between learning through play and solid foundation skills teaching. On our visit, nursery children were busily and noisily involved in…

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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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Head

Since September 2018, Miranda Norris, previously deputy head of junior school at Dulwich College (Singapore). Has been director of studies at Wetherby Prep, teacher at the British International School in Jakarta, Indonesia and deputy head of Junior School at Dulwich College Suzhou.

A bundle of enthusiasm and energy – ‘every day is packed with learning’, she tells us. Parents and children love her. Has worked hard on 7+ preparation since arriving, ensuring that there’s a coherent process of hand-holding for children and parents from year 1. Keen to build relationships with all of the ‘amazing schools in the area’ – ‘it’s absolute nonsense that if you don’t get a place at a highly selective school you’re not a high flyer’, she says, because children develop in so many different ways...

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Special Education Needs

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