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Marymount London

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Small class sizes mean lots of attention and no question goes unanswered, although girls may well be encouraged to figure it out for themselves. For a small school, Marymount packs a big punch with an impressive range of student led activities and if nothing appeals the Marymount ‘can-do’ attitude prevails ... ‘They don’t over-react,’ says a mother. Atmosphere is happy, relaxed and friendly. Girls go about their business without fuss and seem to rub along amiably together. Lunchtime scrum in canteen however ...

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What the school says...

Marymount International School London - learn to connect the world through independent thinking and inquiry. Marymount is a community of day and boarding girls with a values based environment and a rich history and emphasis on pastoral care. As one of the first IB schools in the UK, Marymount excels with experience and continues to place among the top schools. Students ages 11-16 take part in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), an alternative to an exam driven curriculum, concentrating on independent investigations, connections between subjects and reflecting on ones strengths and successes. Students gain results in the top 5% of the world every year and attend top universities in the UK and abroad.
Located on a private estate just 12 miles from central London, Marymount offers modern facilities, including a Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab), in a secure suburban setting. Emphasis is placed on pastoral care. Class sizes are small and study programmes are planned to meet the needs of individual students. Boarding students are offered a range of extracurricular activities both in the evening and at weekends.
Marymount is part of a network of 19 schools around the world founded over a century ago by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The school follows the faith vision of its founder, that all may have life and have it to the full by welcoming students of all faiths and backgrounds. Students at Marymount embody this philosophy through their education, social development and extracurricular life and are fully prepared for life in a global setting.

The School encourages parents and students to visit so that they may see the facilities, meet some of the teachers, and hear about life at Marymount from other students.
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Curricula

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

International Baccalaureate: middle years - middle Years is a programme for ages 11-16.

Other features

Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since January 2021, Margaret Giblin, previously deputy head at Woldingham Catholic School for Girls, which she joined in 2012. Experience in education spans over two decades in both UK and Ireland. MA in Catholic School Leadership from St Mary’s and Higher Diploma in teaching and a BA in theology and English from National University of Ireland and St Patrick’s Pontifical University, respectively. Married with two teenage children.

Entrance

Applicants encouraged to visit school via open day or arrange individual tour. All sit English and maths test but school essentially looking for a good fit and students committed to IB programme. Interview with head is key. Open to admissions throughout academic year if space allows.

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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

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