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The older girls demonstrate the essential skill of risk-taking in the adventure playground (re-designed by pupils as ‘it wasn’t adventurous enough’). ‘We’re encouraged to jump from quite a height,’ we are told; a friend quickly reminding her of the caveat, ‘as long as we know how to land correctly and there’s nobody beneath us.’ Each class has its own vegetable growing area and we were excitedly shown some of the garden produce: ‘A parsnip, allelujah!’ exclaims one proud pupil.

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What the school says...

Putney High School's Junior School offers a vibrant and stimulating environment, where no two days are the same and every girl is valued.

Girls develop a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine love for learning, curious and keen to embrace new challenges.

Every girl is encouraged to be brave in thought, self-aware and confident, yet also kind, thoughtful and aware of others.

They collaborate, are inspired, learn and laugh together, building meaningful friendships in and beyond the classroom.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2017, Pippa Page-Roberts BEd Chichester. Previously at Ken Prep where she was a year 6 teacher, head of English and then director of studies and innovation. Parents appreciate her enthusiasm. ‘She’s on fire!’ says one. ‘Her love of life and of the children feeds through the school,’ says another. Easily visible on the school gate (red lipstick, colourful clothes, gold sequinned trainers), one parent told us how she feels energised just seeing her: ‘She’s such a positive, jolly person.’ Mrs Page-Roberts would like parents, as well as the girls, to feel connected: ‘We stand side by side with your child at the centre; we want you to share what we do.’ To judge from the enthusiastic interactions we saw on the day of our visit, she takes a genuine interest in the girls...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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