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Parents, who are spoilt for choice for local schools, praise the ‘inclusive atmosphere’ and that ‘it’s really not pushy, yet the girls thrive’. ‘You still get the results, it’s just how you get there,’ said one. Pastoral support isn’t just prioritised – it is thoroughly embedded, insist parents, who talk about the ‘personal level of care they have for each child’ and the ‘culture of kindness that you see in every person in the school’. Parents feel teachers take time to understand who their child is and what makes them tick. Girls too talk about how they feel ‘nurtured rather than pushed’ and, happily, few are denied ...

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Choosing your daughters first school is one of the most important decisions that you, as a parent, will have to make. Acknowledging your daughters growing independence, you will seek the assurance that she will be able to fulfil her academic and social potential, that she will be nurtured and cared for and that she will grow into a well-balanced and caring young lady.Your daughters progress through the Junior School will witness her growing confidence and ability, her academic development and her care and concern both for those around her and for those beyond the school community. Through visiting the Junior School and learning more about us I am sure that you will believe that this is the right environment for your daughter. ...Read more

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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.

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Head

Since January 2019, Mark Maddocks (40s), previously deputy head (academic) and head of upper school at Notting Hill Prep. Spent his schooldays at Merchant Taylors; classics degree from Oxford; has been head of classics at Orley Farm and Arnold House. It came as no surprise to us that he was recruited by senior head, Zara Hubble - their strategic speak is almost indistinguishable, no doubt helped by the fact that they are both keen evidence gatherers and red hot on pastoral support and the independent thinking being the baseline of everything the school offers. The next steps for the junior school, he says, are streamlining and refining the timetable and modernising the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on global responsibility and knowledge. Strategy aside, he says the areas of headship that float his boat...

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Special Education Needs

In the Junior school at Northwood College, 2 part time staff are employed to offer support to individual girls and to small groups, notably to girls who may be dyslexic.

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