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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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What the school says...

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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Acting head

Since September 2020, Zara Hubble (head of senior school).

Entrance

Oversubscribed for entry at 3+ and 4+ with three to four applicants for every place. Gently selective with nursery and reception places offered after observation in play. Head meets all parents: ‘we want to see them in a sociable environment to gauge whether they will thrive in a busy school environment and with a long school day.’ Up to 10 new places at 7+, when applicants are assessed in maths, English and reasoning and by interview.

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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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