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‘We take our art very seriously,’ our tour guides told us as we trooped past works by the likes of Gwen Hardie, Mary Fedden and John Bratby adorning the walls. There are invite-only art clubs as well as art appreciation club. Music and drama also play a large part in school life with regular productions – a colourful ‘house shout’ concert had recently been held at Cadogan Hall. ‘Two girls played the harp!’ our guides gushed, as we peeked in a practice room where a small smock-clad girl was having a drum lesson…

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What the school says...

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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2020, Mr Christian Warland and Mrs Sophie Strafford, formerly boys’ school head and registrar respectively and now principals and, incidentally, siblings. They have worked at the school for several decades combined; their mother, visionary Mrs Jillian Oddy, owned and ran the school from 1973.

Girls’ school head since 2020 is Mrs Emma Studd, who joined the school in 1998 as a teacher after a short stint in publishing and two years in the maintained sector. Prior to becoming head, Emma focused heavily on the 11+ process and relationships with onward schools. ‘She’s very much in tune with the girls’ needs,’ one parent told us. Emma holds a BSc in psychology from Bristol University and a PGCE from Roehampton Institute of Education and was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire. <br...

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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.

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

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