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Regular assemblies, often with outside speakers. Recent visitors include actress Samantha Bond, the High Commissioner of India and Australian superstar Rebel Wilson, who spent a whole afternoon there as part of the school’s Women of Influence programme. ‘The girls interviewed her over a cup of tea and it was a little bit of magic,’ says the head. Along with entertaining stories the star shared pearls of wisdom about the importance of building inner resilience, exploring opportunities and learning not to fear failure...


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Francis Holland, Regent's Park, is a happy, academic day school where girls achieve excellent examination results in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. All pupils transfer to universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. The ethos of the school emphasises courtesy and altruistic behaviour at all times.

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Since 2016, Charles Fillingham (40s) MA MSc. He studied French at the University of Wales and has a PGCE from the University of Bristol, an MSc from Oxford and an MA in education management from King’s College London. He’s spent his career in both maintained and independent schools, including The Grey Coat Hospital in Westminster and City of London School for Boys, where he was deputy head.

Energetic, enthusiastic and approachable, he enjoys teaching and still teaches French to year 7s. In his view the school is the finest in London – an upbeat environment where successes great and small are celebrated. His study (very stylish, with loads of pictures and a chic green sofa) is next to the front entrance so he’s right in the heart of things. He keeps...

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No specialist provision, but the Learning Support Co-ordinator provides learning support sessions to individual pupils, on an occasional basis, as needed. 09-09

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