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Thriving music (‘wonderful teachers… one of the greatest strengths of the school’ – parent): three orchestras, four choirs, ensembles; choir performs at classy events. Truly stunning art – painting, 3D, multi-media; excellent exam results (recent accolade for  'exemplary practice' from AQA); GCSE art looks up to A level standard. A hotch-potch architecturally – the original house (the Merchant Taylors' Schools were founded in 1620 by John Harrison of the London Merchant Taylors' Livery Company) is juxtaposed with a 1960s concrete monstrosity, 1980s red-brick extensions and modern reception area...

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Merchant Taylors' is a famous family of Schools with an enviable reputation on Merseyside, throughout the North West of England, and nationwide. Merchant Taylors' Girls' School includes a Junior Girls' School and Mixed Infants, and is located near Merchant Taylors' Junior and Senior Boys' Schools. The Schools always achieve among the best GCSE and A Level results on Merseyside and in the North West and enjoy exceptional extra-curricular success. ...Read more

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Since 2006, Louise Robinson BA MEd NPQH (50s). Taught ICT and maths at Bolton School Girls' Division, rising to head of ICT and senior mistress; deputy head Manchester High School for Girls; principal Howell's School, Denbigh. Teaches maths and supports ICT – enjoys having contact with the girls, whom she appreciates ('Very engaging and forthcoming', 'We have some very feisty individuals'); accompanied school Ecuador trip. Elegant, astute, with strong opinions, seen as ‘a very good manager’ by parents but ‘very busy’ and ‘a bit distant’ by some. Wants the school to be 'the best at everything', provide 'the best education for life', give opportunities to the 'leaders of the future' to excel and develop all their talents - 'Why wouldn't you?' something of a catch phrase. Husband a retired headteacher; one grown up son;...

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Special Education Needs

After a place has been offered to a pupil, individual needs' are discussed with the pupil and parents to ensure correct provision. Pupils diagnosed with dyslexia difficulties have been provided with: - An Individual Education Plan (IEP) outlining difficulties and recommendations as set out by the Educational Psychologist's report for the student, and it is also given to subject teachers. - Pupils are provided with support as recommended by the IEP (extra time in examinations, enlarged scripts, etc. 09-09

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
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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