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Curriculum is both deep and broad, allowing students to grow intellectually in every direction. The articulate, poised and likeable students we spoke to confirmed that the school did not encourage a results culture – ‘People bounce off each other, because they ask interesting questions.' ‘Amazing!  There’s so much to say – where do I start?’ cried one sixth former, when asked about the drama. Regular productions include big musicals such as West Side Story and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale...

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Entrance criteria for King's College School (Wimbledon) is as follows: 13+ - need to be registered three years before entry. Sit pre-test two and a half years before CE. (English, Maths, Reasoning) plus report from current Head. About half then interviewed. Offers made for school are conditional on achieving 65% at CE. ...Read more

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International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

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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.




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Jude Lowson is acting head. MA in history from Cambridge; diploma in management studies from Cambridge Judge Business School. Originally worked as a strategist at advertising agency BBH, later starting her teaching career at Whitgift where she quickly rose to head of sixth form before moving to Putney High School as deputy head (academic). She joined King’s College School as deputy head (pastoral), later becoming principal deputy.

To be replaced by Dr Anne Cotton in September 2022. Double first in classics from Christ Church, Oxford, where she later did MSt in classical languages and literature and DPhil. Her books, Platonic Dialogue and Education of the Reader, are published by Oxford University Press. Also has an MA in education. Started her teaching career in the maintained sector at The Henry Box School...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

The School has a learning support unit (Learning Enrichment) which provides support to all boys in both the Junior and Senior Schools, in and out of class, with specialist teachers. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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