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Gustav Holst was a music master here for 16 years and school’s main hall is named after him. Orchestras, ensembles, choirs and bands galore.  TeenTech Consumer Innovation Award recently won by two girls for a cycling jacket with lights on the shoulders to indicate the direction you are heading in was rewarded with a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. One mother commented, ‘In the past it has felt more like a grammar school than a fancy private school. The head seems to be smartening the place up but keeping the diverse student population'... 

 

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What the school says...

Our prep school known as James Allen's Preparatory School (JAPS) takes girls 4-11, but is part of James Allen's Girls' School.

Entrance criteria for the senior school as follows: "11 - Mathematics, English and VR. 13 & 14 - Mathematics, English, VR & Modern Language paper. Interviews for the following years intake are held throughout the Autumn term and the entrance examination is held each January. 16 - usually dependent on an Entrance Examination, GCSE results, a reference from the previous school and an interview. Applications should normally be made by the end of November of the year preceding entry. Examinations are held in the Autumn term. Up to 20 scholarships and 18 means-tested bursaries (up to 100es) are awarded on the results of the 11+ Entrance Examination. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Independent School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

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

Headmistress

Since 2015, Sally Anne Huang MA MSc PGCE. Previously head of Kent College, Pembury. Educated at Bolton School for Girls and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where she read classics and English. PGCE from King’s College, London. Taught English and classics at Sevenoaks, where she was also housemistress. Sixth form housemistress at Roedean before becoming deputy head, a post she held for four years.

Head thinks that ‘what JAGS does best is prepare young women for the modern world. That’s the most important thing we do. We encourage intellectual curiosity, a sense of responsibility and purpose. We want the girls to lead purposeful lives.’

Girls adore her and are charmed by her easy manner and approachability. They see her as a very positive role model. Her open door...

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