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We’re not ones to be bowled over by shiny facilities (if anything, we’re suspicious of too much gloss) but Highgate Juniors is a prime example of how sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Parents we spoke to used superlative after superlative to praise teaching staff, likening the partnership between parents and teachers to ‘a long journey with two-way trust’.  Pupils said their teachers are ‘all just so much fun’. The staff we saw were generally...

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What the school says...

The Pre-Preparatory department occupies 7 Bishopswood Road and is headed up by Mrs Diane Hecht.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal of junior school

Since 2002, Mark James (50s). BA in theology from Nottingham University, followed by a PGCE in English from the London Institute and an MA from King's College London. Grew up in Somerset where he worked for a term at Wellington School. Started career in the state sector – Tiffin grammar in Kingston – then Emmanuel School, followed by a decade at Dulwich College and a stint at the Southport School in Queensland, prior to making the transition from secondary to primary education, becoming deputy head at King’s College Wimbledon junior school. It was under his leadership that Highgate Junior was transformed from an all-boys 7-13 prep into a modern mixed 7-11 school. ‘We’re not a prep school,’ he was swift to point out. ‘Our pupils don’t have to sit an entrance...

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Special Education Needs

Our small learning support department works closely with teachers, parents and outside agencies to support those children who have additional needs. Support is given within the classroom as well as individually and in small groups. Currently we have no children with a statement or EHC Plan.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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 Y
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 Y
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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