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Wow-factor science lab – hexagonal tables with Bunsen burners in the middle encourage interactive learning. Flatscreen Apple TV on the wall. A flock of ducklings the latest furry friends to hatch from the incubator. Well-stocked library. Good traditional hall for productions, assemblies and younger girls’ gym. Decent ICT suite. Drama is also much loved. Year 4 and year 6 productions in the wonderful senior theatre are annual highlights – a week off timetable to…

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What the school says...

Lady Eleanor Holles Junior School is proud of its ethos of excellence within a family atmosphere, and seeks to develop bright, happy and confident girls, who mostly join us at 7 from a wide range of independent and maintained schools. The majority proceed to the Senior School at eleven with a guaranteed place (with very few exceptions). Standards are high, and girls generally work in advance of their chronological age and standard year group.

Lady Eleanor Holles Junior School occupies a very attractive building, Burlington House, the classrooms are large, light and airy. There are superb specialist rooms and Junior girls make full use of the school's magnificent sports facilities including an indoor heating swimming pool. The school stands on a wonderful 23 acre site, and the girls enjoy their own play area, with a trim trail and climbing frame, and their own dining room.

There is a very wide range of lunchtime and after school clubs and activities. There include Drama, Tennis, Netball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Art, Latin, Chess, Gardening, Speech and Drama, Choir, Orchestra and other Music groups. Day trips, outing and visitors to the school are important ways of enriching the curriculum. Girls also have the opportunity to experience residential school visits.
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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of Junior School

Since 2016, Paula Mortimer BEd (40s), previously head of St Christina's in St John's Wood. A science specialist with an Oxford degree in education and a specialism in SEN. Prior roles include deputy and acting head of Channing Junior School. Lives in Ealing with husband, teenage daughters and ‘sprollie’ (springer-collie mix, for the uninitiated). Happiest in her wellies on the Devon coast though seems very comfortable in her smart-but-not-corporate office here.

Very committed to pastoral care and nurturing resilience – ‘It’s OK to be disappointed, it’s how you deal with it that’s important’. Particularly keen that ‘girls seize amazing opportunities without being frightened to give it a go’. Teachers lead by example, experimenting with technology in lockdown and planning innovative lessons – ‘we all want to show that...

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Special Education Needs

A fully-qualified SEN teacher is available part-time to work with individual girls or small groups as required. All girls are screened for Specific Learning Difficulties in Year 4 and further individual assessments are offered to any girl whose work or test results cause concern. Individual assessments with the SEN teacher are also offered at any stage if staff believe a child may need extra support.

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
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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