Kensington Prep School A GSG School
- Kensington Prep School
596 Fulham Road
- Head: Mrs Prudence Lynch MA PGCE
- T 020 7731 9300
- F 020 7731 9301
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.kensingtonprep.gdst.net
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
- Pupils: 295
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £15,897 pa
- Open days: Summer term 18 months before joining
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The girls we saw were fully engaged in a breadth of activities without realising they were being assessed by experienced staff. One parent shared how ‘the girls hear about fairies or the Big Bad Wolf visiting, and in year 2 a fairy lives in the classroom and girls can write to her if they have a concern and receive a reply.’ Parents love their fact their daughters are happy and have fun...
What the school says...
The school was founded in 1873 and was the first school to be established by the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) which has long been at the forefront of education for girls. Our girls successfully gain places at some of the best day and boarding schools in London and the country.
We encourage independence, individuality and questioning thinking and win praise for our nurturing approach, rich curriculum and outstanding academic results. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2003, Mrs Prudence Lynch MA PGCE, a caring visionary, who seeks to equip her pupils fully for life’s future challenges. After studying psychology at St Andrews, she obtained her PGCE at Goldsmiths. She has much experience in London preparatory schools, including working in the all-male environment of St Paul’s Juniors.There she established the SEN department and taught maths, study skills and ‘thinking’ before moving on to heading the juniors at Notting Hill & Ealing, a sister GDST school. Small in stature and, trendily, rather than conventionally attired, she loves teaching philosophy, something she introduced into the curriculum in her first year. She scurries energetically around the school and, during our visit, we noticed how well she knows individual girls, thoughtfully picking up on any pastoral concerns. Parents like the fact that ‘she listens,...
Special Education Needs
We have a Learning Support Co-ordinator and an Assistant Learning Support Co-ordinator, who manage support for all the girls with special educational needs. We screen children through our regular assessment procedures throughout their school career, along with teacher input, and pupils receive extra support at different levels where necessary. They may require small group support by a teaching assistant, or extra teacher input in the classroom, or at a greater level of need, withdrawal for group support by a teaching assistant or by a teacher. We may ask parents to refer their daughter to an Educational Psychologist, and sometimes these girls are then supported 1:1 by a teacher with Special Needs qualifications. The latter is an extra on the bill. Parents are closely involved at the latter stages. March 2010
|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|