Falkner House A GSG School
- Falkner House
19 Brechin Place
- Head: Mrs A Griggs
- T 020 7373 4501
- F 020 7835 0073
- E email@example.com
- W www.falknerhouse.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
- Pupils: 200
- Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
- Fees: £8,910 - £17,610 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Very much a hands-on head, she’s at the gates every morning, constantly available to parents (her home number is on the school’s website), pupils (‘I don’t teach, but I know the children from the back of their heads’) and teachers. Forthright, purposeful and positive (‘never think you can’t do something’), she’s also bracingly down to earth...
What the school says...
The Main School (4-11) is girls only whilst the Nursery (3-4) is coeducational. The school is well known for its high academic standards and broad curriculum. Curiosity and independence of mind is developed and each pupil is encouraged to develop their own character, personality and self-esteem. Falkner House is large enough to provide a full range of facilities and equipment and attract a loyal and highly capable staff but small enough to retain the intimacy and personal touch essential to a a child's development. Above all, in the midst of academic rigour, the children have fun!
With effect from September 2017 Falkner House is opening a Pre-Prep school for boys (4-8) in Earls Court. The new school will have the strengths of the original: small, family run and personal, with exceptional teachers, a broad curriculum and the best fundamental educational principles at the heart of the school. There will be the same emphasis placed on camaraderie, good manners and kindness. Every child should have the right both to a happy childhood and the very best education, with the importance of the academics balanced by sport, music and art. Boys will develop their strengths without being hot-housed; they will be prepared for the best possible schools for them at 7+ or 8+ in a sympathetic and supportive fashion. For the past 60 years we have nurtured each child to be the very best that they can be; this is what drives and will continue to drive us. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 1999, Mrs Anita Griggs BA PGCE (60s). Educated at Queen’s College, Harley Street, then studied history and economics at York University. Spent her early career at the Bank of England, before heading the economics department at St Paul’s Girls’ School.
Her mother, Flavia Nunes, was Falkner House’s founding head and her father ran a successful boys’ prep so she has the central London education system embedded in her DNA. Today she unites the best of British tradition with the decisively innovative. ‘As soon as someone has a good idea, I would like it to happen,’ she says. ‘I’m an impatient person.’
Very much a hands-on head, she’s at the gates every morning, constantly available to parents (her home number is on the school’s website), pupils...
Special Education Needs
The make up and abilities of the pupils call for a fast paced curriculum. Non - specialist support is, however, offered to all children if required. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|