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The peace and quiet of the setting is a rare and unusual treat for any London family, and lends itself to numerous environmental themes, lots of muddy fun and gives rise to the names of the classes, all of wild birds. Parents seem to feel this a place where children can be themselves free from pressure.’ Not a homework-free zone, but a parent said, ‘just the right amount of homework and holiday work to keep…

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What the school says...

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 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.

Entrance

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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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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