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Lessons designed to boost thinking even from an early age, with philosophy on the menu and debating a form-based activity. Religion also part and parcel of the school day. All helps girls question everything and not be fazed if things don’t go their way to start with, developing gift of gab from the start. Ballet, compulsory in first three years, is run by legendary teacher who knows everyone – ‘Darcey Bussell comes to our performances,’ says pupil guide (not quite accurate, says school...) 

 

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Head of juniors

Since September 2019, Suzy Dixon MA. Previously acting headteacher for the school, after which she took a 10-month break from school leadership to focus on educational research and consultancy work. Before that, she was deputy head and head of English at Daneshill Prep and she has also held leadership roles at Highfield & Brookham Prep (while studying for her Masters in educational management at King’s College London), Downe House and Gateways School. Studied her BA in English and literature at Leeds and her PGCE at York. Enthusiasm and kindness are at her core – her ethos being that a happy school is the best starting point for high expectations. Considers these ‘exciting times for education, particularly in London’.

Entrance

At 4+ are looking for social and intellectual readiness. ‘Don’t expect them to write their...

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Special Education Needs

As a school we really do not cater particularly for Special Needs Children - indeed one might struggle here. We have the occasional mild dyslexic but that is all but they do not get "special" treatment. I hope that is helpful.

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