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Light, space and fluidity are the core elements of the design. Entering the bright circular atrium, you can observe the goings on all around on both levels. This feeling of transparency was very much key to the design ‘so that visitors can see great things going on...rather than relying on pretty corridors of prepared displays.’ We were shown around by two lively and phenomenally bright pupils, one of whom will no doubt be the brains behind something quite wonderful in years to come. The only pupil we have met to date who was trying to explain the ergonomics of desk sizes in the class in relation to the seating...

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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 theology 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: ‘I had far too much fun running around with the kids and decided then that this was what I wanted to do.’ He started his career in the state sector - Tiffin Grammar in Kingston - followed by a decade at Dulwich College, prior to becoming deputy head at King’s Wimbledon School junior school: ‘It was there I made the transition from senior school to juniors, after my wife suggested I give it a try. I loved it.’ This is the head who had the task of transforming Highgate boys’ 7-13 prep...

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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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