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There are some quirks – reading books are given, not chosen, until year 2; no pens for hand-writing by year 2 (only for display work) – but we noted the careful thinking behind every decision. Children certainly appeared very happy in every classroom, enthusiastically involved with their activities: making a potion of ‘yukky’ words, completing jigsaws of the organs of the human body, sequencing numbers to 20 by ordering themselves into a line, or working intently on... 

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Since September 2016, Ngaire Telford (pronounce Nyree), previously deputy head. All four of her children have been through the school, and she has worked here since 2007, first as EYFS co-ordinator. She is a New Zealander who qualified and taught there for two years before coming to teach in London in 1993. She has taught in both the state and independent sectors with experience across the whole primary age range.


Three points of entry: into the kindergarten at 2+, into pre-reception at 3+ or into reception at 4+. Each entry point has its own registration deadline and assessment month, with some sibling priority given. Early registration is key, as this is the dominant factor in the allocation of places, hence there are elements of a mixed ability intake here.

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