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Much of the old Victorian building was looking tired and in need of love and a lick of paint when we visited, but bright, confident girls wreathed in smiles and purple more than made up for the flaky state of the building. Apart from the academics, music and the outside speakers who come and talk to the girls are regarded by parents as the main strengths of the school. There is a little post box, the Secret Safe, where girls can post any…

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Putney High School's Junior School offers a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment, where every girl is valued.

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Head

Andy Miller (ordinarily deputy head academic) and Wendy Archibald (ordinarily deputy head pastoral) are holding the fort during the summer term.

The new head from September 2017 will be Pippa Daverson, currently director of innovation and learning at Kensington Prep. She began her teaching career at Rowdown Primary School, Croydon, before moving to Kingswood Prep in Bath, and has also been head of junior English at the Harrodian. Her other roles at Kensington Prep - where she spent 10 years - have been director of studies and head of English.

Entrance

Selective at 4+ and 7+. No sibling policy. About 130 apply for 44 places in reception. The girls come in for an assessment that lasts over an hour. Each one is seen on a one-to-one basis and every member of staff is...

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Special Education 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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
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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