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There's something interesting at every turn - a large, light stairwell with a fantastic mural spiralling through centuries of monarchs, wars and historical happenings; the library's 'Challenge Corner' with demanding books to try out; classrooms equipped with Activexpression handsets enabling the whole class to participate fully in lessons. The girls showed us a quiet corner set aside for one-to-one help; they felt anyone might need it - or ask for it - without stigma. The juniors have use of the netball courts and fab swimming pool in the GHS sports centre...

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What the school says...

Girls at Guildford High School learn how to learn, how to think creatively and how to take responsibility for their work. The school is characterised by excellent teaching, high academic achievement of pupils in all areas; outstanding pastoral care, an exceptional range of extra-curricular activities. We have well-motivated pupils within a cohesive school community. ...Read more

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Head of junior school

Since January 2016, Michael Gibb, previously deputy head. BA in economics and social policy from Royal Holloway, then went to the royal Military Academy and spent seven years in the army before doing a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church and joining Westbourne House School, where he became senior teacher and head of boarding. Moved to Guildford High Junior as deputy head in 2011.

Entrance

Selective entry by assessment and interview. At 4+ girls are assessed using games and puzzles to spot skills (language, number, cognitive, physical and social). At 7+ girls complete papers in English and maths, a computerised reasoning test and reading aloud. Competition is undoubtedly stiff with 60 to 100 sitting for 32 places in reception and only eight to 10 places in year3. School is looking for an ability to...

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Special Education Needs

Guildford High Junior School is selective on entry and welcomes bright pupils. Dyslexia or any other type of learning difficulty or special need is not a barrier to entry or to accessing the High School curriculum. All teaching staff are trained through inservice training to support pupils with learning difficulties and our experienced special needs co-ordinator organises appropriate assessment and one to one special needs support as required by individual pupils; this involves additional costs for parents. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
Not Applicable
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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