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Wherever we went we were met with open friendliness, a willingness to chat and ready smiles. There were plenty of moments of quick and enjoyable repartee. A previous visitor remarked, ‘this is one of the few schools where enrichment is genuinely as important as the academic’. In fact they feed on each other. Cookery classes for third year pupils combine the joys of creating delicious food with scientific considerations involving different herbs and spices, temperatures and mixtures. Bags of music...

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What the school says...

King Edward VI High School for Girls offers a number of means tested assisted places as well as academic and music scholarships. Entrance examinations consist of: At 11 - 2x English and 2x Maths, no interview. At 16 - interview. No past papers available. The exams are accessible to all those following National Curriculum work. ...Read more

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Curricula

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

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Principal

Since September 2020, Kirsty von Malaisé MA (Cantab) PGCE (Roehampton university) (40s), previously head of Norwich High. Trained as a musician at the Purcell School (was BBC Young Musician of the Year string finalist in 1990) and won a scholarship to the Guildhall, but chose instead to study English at Cambridge and to follow a vocation for teaching rather than performing professionally, though music continues to be central in her life. Head of English in two London state schools then at Francis Holland before moving to Putney High as deputy head.

Academic matters

One inspirational teacher – we didn’t meet any who were not obviously passionate and fired up about teaching and, noticeably, not just their own subject – told us there were no cohorts, no clipped wings, no shaping and conscious moulding into a ‘type’....

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Special Education Needs

The school selects girls by means of a competetive academic test. The curriculum provides for the needs of those girls, some of whom are exceptionally gifted and are catered for through a variety of curricular and extra curricular, formal and informal opportunities. The teaching staff are chosen as those most likely to meet the needs of academic girls. The turbulent years of adolescence mean girls will often experience emotional highs and lows and staff are committed to and experienced in supporting girls at those times, in the various forms the emotional difficulties might take. 10-09

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