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Both parents and girls note how swiftly the school responds to any concerns. When one group felt overwhelmed by homework, a temporary homework amnesty was speedily put in place. There is a big push on engineering. It has been introduced to the curriculum in year 8 and Meteor - a programmable, humanoid NAO robot - is very popular. Who wouldn’t want their daughters to be like this at 18? Confident but not arrogant; excited about their future but hugely loyal to their past; believing the world is theirs for moulding into something much fairer and better than has gone before...

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11: Maths, English, VR including interviews. 13: Maths, English & a Modern Language paper (usually French). 16: Minimum of 6 A-Cs and interviews.

No past papers given.

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Since September 2021, Dr Stephen Burley. Degree in English literature from UCL; MPhil medieval and romantic literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford (where he was also a tutor for admissions); doctorate in the literary, political, philosophical and religious culture of the late 118th and early 19th centuries from Queen Mary, University of London.

His teaching career began in London and has since taken him to Bogotá, Kent, Oxford and, most recently, to Warwick. After working as English teacher and resident tutor in a sixth form girls’ boarding house at The King’s School, Canterbury, he was taken on as assistant head of English at Sevenoaks School and then head of English at Headington School, Oxford. In 2017, he joined King’s High as deputy head academic.


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