James Allen's Preparatory School (JAPS) A GSG School
- James Allen's Preparatory School (JAPS)
East Dulwich Grove
- Head: Miss Finola Stack
- T 020 8693 0374
- F 020 8693 8031
- E Japsadmissions@jags.org.uk
- W www.jags.org.uk/prepschool/
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Southwark
- Pupils: 300
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £14,955 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS)
What The Good Schools Guide says..
No worksheet-driven teaching here. Girls are competitive and lively and there was a distinct buzz in the air on the day we visited. For bright, sparky girls, it’s hard to imagine a more exciting environment. Possibly a little harder for those ...
What the school says...
At JAPS we create an atmosphere of happiness and warmth in which children are motivated to work and play to the best of their abilities. Both inside and outside the classroom, we generate a sense of vitality and a conviction that learning is fun. Our pupils are refreshingly independent-minded and open-hearted. We teach children to think for themselves and they flourish academically because they learn to trust their own judgement. We foster the values of hard work, thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity. JAPS is a warm-hearted community where laughter is an essential part of the school day and where each child feels valued, happy and stimulated. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2007, Ms Finola Stack BA PGCE Mont Dip. Currently working towards an MA. Co-founded Finton House School in 1987, before moving on to Cameron House as head in 1994. ISI inspector. Highly articulate, Miss Stack goes to great lengths to express herself as unambiguously as possible. One parent we spoke to described her manner as being ‘quite restrained, which can seem chilly, though she is probably just being careful.’ Revered by the girls. Parents describe her as ‘kind’ and ‘sensitive,’ and appreciate her professionalism. Finds time to boost those girls with low self-esteem. The consensus among parents seems to be that she is ‘fair, reasonable and at pains to do her best for the girls and for the school…but she won’t be bullied by parents’. Not a head that hides herself away in...
Special Education Needs
JAPS was praised in its last (2002) ISI Inspection Report for the 'excellence' of its provision for special needs. JAPS is extremely well resourced in terms of Learning Support and Enrichment teaching. In the Pre-Prep (4-7 year-old boys and girls), there is a SENCO for 3 days pw plus a further learning support teacher for 2.5 days pw In the Middle School (7-11 year-old girls) there is a qualified SENCO for 3 days pw plus 2 further Learning Support Teachers. There are 3 specialist rooms in the school as a whole dedicated to Special Needs/Learning Support.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|