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Ultimately, the school’s USP is its atmosphere. ‘The academics are amazing, but that’s almost secondary,’ said one parent. ‘What I love about it is that there’s such a strong community feel.’  Something also noted by new arrivals from foreign lands. ‘It was such a welcoming, normal school, in an area not rife with normal schools,’ said one parent landing with three children in tow. In 2014, the school changed its name to Parsons Green Prep, but continues to operate very much on its original family scale with a maximum capacity of 180 and class size never exceeding 20. National Curriculum provides ‘the spine’ of teaching, and many of the…

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We believe that how a child learns is as important as what a child learns. Parsons Green Prep is an independent day school in London offering a contemporary education for 200 boys and girls from 4 to 11 years of age. The beautiful buildings and playgrounds have been carefully designed, over time, to facilitate successful learning, friendships and a strong sense of school community. Our inspiring team of staff delivers positive, well-planned lessons and encourages children to learn, stretch and achieve both academically and pastorally. At PGP, we begin from our youngest classes to systematically and gradually equip our children as they progress through the school with the tools they will need to gain entry into competitive senior schools. ...Read more

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Since 2019, Matthew Faulkner MA (Oxon) (40s). After Eton, Oxford (French and Spanish), and a stint as a family lawyer – ‘it was quite a good training’ – he decided his spare-time activity taking children to France was more interesting than the day job - ‘I found I loved being in shorts with a whistle’ – and made a career volte-face. Started out at Sussex House, followed by a traineeship at Notting Hill Prep, then to Dorset prep Port Regis and on to deputy headship of all-boys boarding prep Summer Fields in Oxford. After four years, however, he decided he wanted to ‘have ideas and make decisions’, and Parsons Green felt the right place to do so. ‘Even though it was a much smaller school than I was used to, I knew as soon...

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Special Education Needs

Parsons Green Prep aims to be an inclusive school. At the core of our ethos, we respect and value each child as an individual, with their own unique needs. We have staff experienced in identifying a range of barriers to learning, and skilled in differentiating the curriculum and adapting teaching strategies to meet children's diverse learning needs and styles. We strive to meet all children's needs and use the SEN Code of Practice to shape our policy and practice. We adhere to the SEN and Disability Act 2001 and its amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
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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