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A more sensible and earnest cohort you’d be hard pushed to find. Thinking skills – pioneered by the whole school from nursery through to year 13 – taken very seriously by all with pupils able to explain the purpose of De Bono thinking hats with enthusiasm and clarity. Despite parents admitting that ‘the academic is the most important thing,’ school works hard to ensure balance with a dazzling array of extracurricular clubs which take place either at lunch time or after school. Something for everyone, with all major sports represented, ballet, martial arts, masses of opportunities for musicians to do their thing...

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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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Head of the junior school

Since 2015, Mrs Zara Hubble (very youthful looking 40s), educated at Westonbirt School and City of London Girls, after which she took a Montessori nursery teaching course then a BEd specialising in KS2 at Southbank University. Cut teeth at St Hilda’s in Bushey before joining Heathfield, where she taught year 6 and ultimately became head of year 7. Moved to Northwood as head as part of merger with Heathfield in 2014. Likeable, calm and poised, with two daughters at university. Keen skier and book lover.

Entrance

Oversubscribed for entry at 3+ and 4+ with around three applicants for every place. Gently selective with nursery and reception places offered after observation in play. Head meets all parents: ‘we’re looking for children who are ready for school,’ she says. Up to 10 new places...

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