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Lesson time is calm and purposeful. More so than ever actually, with the whole school (seniors included) having upped the academic ante in recent years. ‘I don’t think my son could have done better anywhere else – they’ve taken his potential and made him fly,’ said one parent. Pupils are taught at least one core subject by their form tutor, the rest mainly by primary specialists – team now includes drama teacher, two language teachers and a head of junior science. These, and the others, are described by parents as…

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Eltham College Junior School is situated just three minutes’ walk along the path from the Senior School and is set in its own playing fields. It has been able to maintain its own distinctive character and identity, while at the same time benefiting from sharing many of the excellent Senior School facilities. The pupils' transfer to the Senior School is also eased with the establishments of these links.

Respect, trust and care are the cornerstones of our community. In our secure and stimulating environment students meet new challenges, are encouraged to excel and enjoy productive relationships with each other and staff, allowing them to become well-rounded personalities. A very strong partnership exists between home and school and plays a vital part in establishing the right principles for all children to understand.

Please note from September 2020 Eltham College will be welcoming girls for entry into Year 3 and 7, as well as our existing Sixth Form entry.
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Since 2020, Vikki Meier. Previously deputy head and before that, sat on senior leadership team at Chigwell School, overseeing pastoral care for the junior school having previously led and taught prep science. Also spent several years as a boarding houseparent for sixth form students. Degree in anthropology from Durham.

Married to assistant head at the senior school – must be a lot of shop talk at home. Not that they have a shortage of other things to discuss, with Mrs M giving us one of the longest list of hobbies and interests we’ve ever been privy to – travel to far-flung places including Iran and Galapagos, swimming, hiking, yoga, playing cello, photography, watercolour painting, theatre and opera. Oh, and did we mention she’s an avid reader too? Most recently, Ponti...

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