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  • Dwight School London
    6 Friern Barnet Lane
    London
    N11 3LX
  • Head: Alison Cobbin
  • T 020 8920 0600
  • F 020 8211 4605
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.dwightlondon.org
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 258; sixth formers: 51
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £11,370 - £23,280 pa
  • Open days: Monthly Virtual Information Sessions - book on school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

The IB philosophy and emphasis on tolerance and global understanding is reinforced everywhere in the school with big signs bearing the IB ethos (inquirers, reflective risk-takers, etc). Kids are divided into houses - Pioneers, Artists and Visionaries - and are awarded ‘sparkies’ (which refer to the IB philosophy of igniting the sparks of genius). Every wall is full of original and creative student art and photographs, and there are posters with quotes from Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela...

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What the school says...

Dwight London is privileged to be part of the internationally renowned Dwight family of schools. We share the Dwight pillars of Personalised Learning, Community and Global Vision and are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child.

Our learners are proud to come from diverse backgrounds; they celebrate and learn from each others’ perspectives, and they take pride in taking action to make a better world.

Our open-minded approach that values diversity and innovation is underpinned by the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate programmes that open pathways to the top universities across the globe. Our students are critical and creative thinkers, empowered by inquiry-led learning and an expectation that they will be independent learners who create meaning from their experiences.

I hope you enjoy reading more about Dwight and our school community. Even better if you can visit and see for yourself the warm, purposeful and engaging learning environment in our school. We would love to welcome you.

We offer the following programmes:
The Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) - ages 3 to 11
The Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) - ages 11 to 16
The Diploma Programme (IBDP) - ages 16 to 18

To learn about the benefits of the IB Curriculum visit https://www.dwightlondon.org/theib
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Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

International Baccalaureate: middle years - middle Years is a programme for ages 11-16.

International Baccalaureate: primary years - primary years is a programme for ages 3-12.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of School

Since January 2016, Alison Cobbin BA Dip Ed MBA (50s). Brought up in Australia and qualified as an English and history teacher at Macquarie University in Sydney. Moved to London in 1995 with her husband and then three young daughters; after a career break, joined Dwight (then Woodside Park School) as, variously, English, games and theory of knowledge teacher, IB coordinator and upper school principal. Moved to a SE London independent school as pastoral deputy head before returning to Dwight as head of school: ‘I came back because I had made a shortlist of all the things I wanted from a school, and when this job came up it ticked all the boxes.’

The boxes it ticked were: co-ed, not too big, international, non-selective, and most importantly did...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We are a small mainstream school with specialist provision for the teaching of a wide range of students with moderate learning difficulties, who are supported in an inclusive provision through both in-class and withdrawal support as needed .

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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 Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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