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Wonderful space with an Astroturf playground, complete with slides and climbing frame, and chicken coop at the back. Pupils queue up to take responsibility for collecting the eggs and feeding the chickens – even during the holidays. A ceremony, full of pomp and mortar boards, is held to celebrate the reception class graduation to year 1. An even grander one for the end of year 2...

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This large red-brick Victorian house provides airy, well-lit classrooms and a large enclosed playground. Between 1953 and 1971 the building contained the whole school. It now houses the older Year One children together with Years Two and Three.
The children participate enthusiastically in a wide range of activities both inside and outside the classroom. They continue to develop their academic skills, as well as their creative and sporting abilities in a caring atmosphere which prepares them well for their future education.

Most children spend two years in this building before moving on to the Prep and firm friendships are formed which often last long after primary school life has finished.
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Since 2015, Christine McLelland BEd (40s). Previously deputy head at St Nicholas Prep in Kensington (also a Cognita school), and before that worked in the state sector in both secondary and primary schools. She has been a class teacher for all year groups from reception to year 6 and held various senior leadership positions. Married to a teacher, an early years leader, Mrs McLelland particularly enjoys teaching ICT and maths, the latter because she didn’t enjoy it at school and is determined that it should be taught better now. Like many heads we meet she loved school and is proud to report that 98 per cent of her pupils say maths and problem-solving are their favourite subjects. She doesn’t teach as much as she would like to now, but can teach anything and does...

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