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‘It is very calm here’, one earnest 8 year old told us, and ‘so we can try risky things whenever we want to.’  There is Firepit Friday when groups of girls spend their lunchtime in the outdoor education area, building a fire, cooking on it and doing camp fire things. Much anticipated by all. There is a feel of adventure about the place – when we arrived, the reception class were in harnesses up and down the climbing wall. Academically, there is…

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Since 2016, Laura Fowler (BA education), who arrived with a wealth of headship experience. She had been acting head at a state primary school in Essex and head of juniors for six years at Leicester High. She is absolutely on board with the aspirational vision of the whole school and incredibly quickly got to know all the girls. Being newish has allowed her to run meet-the-parents sessions where she is sharing her aim of strengthening relationships and wanting parents to fully engage with the school. Laura, who comes across as both wise and approachable, believes in getting in the classroom whenever she can and is doing some teaching in all year groups. Her staff and the girls love her open door policy.


Girls spend half a day in the school being informally assessed. ‘We want...

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Special Education Needs

We believe that a happy girl is a successful girl and that all girls, regardless of their different learning capabilities and needs, should have the same opportunities to succeed. Our Head of Learning Support, Cate Harvey, specialises in dyslexia and autism and has many years’ experience working with pupils with special educational needs. In addition to this, our school nurse, Brenda Williams, is vastly experienced and works closely with Cate to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of each and every girl. Our approach is to identify any issues as early as possible and make sure that girls with are listened to and feel valued members of the school community. We integrate pupils as fully as possible into life at the school and offer full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education, including an appropriate curriculum.

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