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The site has been transformed in recent years – a dazzling reworking of the central core of the school retained the school’s period façade and a sleek glass extension has been added at the rear, with a spacious library, ultra-modern assembly hall, music recital hall, recording studio and sports hall. The extension looks out over a tree-lined courtyard with lots of benches to sit on during the summer months. Parents like the school’s size. ‘It’s like Goldilocks,’ said one. ‘Neither too hot nor too cold. Neither too big nor too small...’

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What the school says...

Entrance criteria as follows: 11+ - English, Maths. Then interview for all candidates. 12+ English, Maths and modern language. 16+: As in A level subjects and Bs in all. Short interviews and aptitude test.

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Since January 2017, Matthew Shoults MA (40s). Educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, then read classics at Worcester College, Oxford. Spent two years on the civil service’s graduate fast track scheme before deciding he wanted to be a teacher. After doing a PGCE at Cambridge he taught classics at King’s, his old school, for four years. Moved to North London Collegiate School as head of classics, becoming deputy head and then senior deputy. After 12 years there he was appointed to the top job at Notting Hill and Ealing High School.

The first male head in the school’s 145-year history, he was struck from the start by its warmth and friendliness. During his first visit one girl told him: ‘It’s a school of conversations,’ while another said: ‘The teachers trust and...

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Special Education Needs

This is a selective school, and all successful candidates are selected primarily on academic grounds with any Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) being taken into account. Access arrangements are available as appropriate for candidates who need them whilst sitting the entrance examination. Both the Junior and Senior schools have a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) who works to ensure that every student with additional learning needs or a disability receives all the support they need. The majority of our SEND provision is provided through the highest quality teaching. Every member of staff is made aware of any specific support a student might need. Some students are offered additional provision either individually or in groups, as best suits their needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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 Y
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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