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Polite, respectful, genteel, even, girls in buttoned up yellow gingham wait to see who'll speak first - 'Everyone's really friendly, it's easy to make friends and if we spot someone on their own we'll ask them to join in'. One mum told us that it was ‘life changing’ for her daughters to come here after attending another, less academic, primary school. ‘After their first day they came home and said: “everybody’s so interesting!”’ MHSG is clearly proud of the feminist legacy of the Pankhurst sisters, its most famous old girls. The school has recently rebranded and redesigned the uniform...


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Head of the preparatory department

Since September 2015, Emma Nash (MA BEd Cantab), mid 40s. Before that she was deputy head of the junior division of Nottingham Girls’ High School. She’s smart - in both senses of the word. She got the top exam results in her year at Cambridge and a distinction in her MA. But she’s so smiley, warm and enthusiastic about the girls in her care that we quickly forgot to be intimidated. She made big changes when she arrived. She’s passionate about helping girls to do and be anything they want. She shook up the teaching culture - giving the girls more scope to find their voices - to ask more questions, have more fun, and maybe even rebel a little. (Although we saw nothing but impeccable behaviour during our visit.)...

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Special Education Needs

A part-time member of staff is employed to support specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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