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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. Beyond the three Rs, a rainbow of opportunity. French throughout (with a fortnightly French assembly)...

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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.
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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...

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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 Y
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)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
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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