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The pre-prep buzzes with activity. On the day we visited, nursery children were merrily singing Five Little Speckled Frogs outside with their teacher while year 2s were busy chronicling their recent walk around the local area (we were very impressed that they could spell ‘aerial’ at such a tender age). French, music, dance and sport with specialist teachers from nursery upwards. Nursery and reception classes each have their own teaching assistants...

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What the school says...

The Pre-Prep school (Reception to Year 2) is based on a different site - 47A Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JJ. Tel:020 7371 9911, Fax 020 7371 9922 email:[email protected]
The Senior and Sixth Form school ( Year 9-12) is based: 1-3 Chesilton Road London, SW6 5AA email:[email protected]
Free transport between the two sites for families with children at both sites. Entry to the Pre-Prep is non-selective, entry to Prep is by exam and interview ...Read more

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Executive head

Since 2022, Rebecca (‘Bex’) Tear BSc MA PGCE PGDip, previously head of Badminton School. She read chemistry at the University of Exeter, followed by a PGCE at UCL’s Institute of Education. She was head of sixth form and senior deputy head at Wycombe Abbey and before that taught at St George’s, Ascot. Along the way she completed a master’s in leadership in education and a postgraduate diploma in entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

A whirlwind of energy, she teaches science in the prep and is very visible in and around the school’s senior, prep and pre-prep sites, zipping back and forth between them on her trusty fold-up bike (parked in reception when we arrived). ‘It’s a moment of quiet to think,’ she says. Clearly a...

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Special Education Needs

As a non-selective school for 4+ entry, we have a few children who prove to be dyslexic or dyspraxic. Should this be suspected, we request that the child has a full educational assessment with an educational psychologist. If necessary, we can then provide some 1 to 1 support, no more than two half hour lessons per week, for which a charge is made. This programme is supervised by our SENCO together with our part-time dyslexia specialists. We also have the services of a paediatric physiotherapist who spends one day a week in school to help children who are known to have dyspraxic type difficulties. We are an academic school and prefer, where possible, to limit the number of special needs children in any one year. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
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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