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We walked into a particularly sweet atmosphere as it was Cake Day and the Bratby of John Betjeman (strong as it is) was eclipsed by tables loaded with a kaleidoscope of wildly decorated cupcakes. Fingers pointed proudly at their own creations and one small boy, beaming at us, whispered ‘I just ate a volcano’ – proof that even cupcakes can be woven into the curriculum...

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Our boys are taught separately from the girls throughout lower down the School. The School goes from strength to strength. Mrs Emma Studd, a long-term teacher at the School is the new Head of the Girls' Upper School. Mrs Julia Adlard is Head of the Lower Girls' School. Dan Jameson, formally Assistant Head of Kensington Prep is Boys' Head from September 2020. ...Read more

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Since 1973, Jillian Oddy BA, who is also the owner. From September 2020 joint principals will Mr Christian Warland (head of boys’ since 2005) and his sibling Mrs Sophie Strafford (the school’s registrar for 25 years).

Head of girls since March 2020 is Emma Studd BSc (psychology from Bristol) PGCE (Roehampton). Initially gained her teaching experienced abroad and in the state-maintained sector before joining the school as a class teacher in 1998, since when she’s had a number of positions including head of maths, head of English and co-ordinator for able, gifted and talented.

Head of boys since 2006 is Christian Warland BA (50s), Jill Oddy's son, who left his life as a lawyer to join the family firm but still appears, despite his easy exterior, slightly...

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Special Education Needs

We are a non selective school. We support children with mild learning difficulties on a one to one basis or in small groups. We do not take children with specific learning difficulties but as can be seen below we can cater for difficulties in children already on our roll. We are able to use outside agencies to come into school to help with speech problems, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

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