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  • Queen's College Junior School
    Trull Rd
    TA1 4QP
  • Head: Mrs Tracey Khodabandehloo
  • T 01823 272990
  • F 01823 323811
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 0 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 174
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Fees: Day £7,380-£12,210; Boarding £13,290-£23,400 pa
  • Open days: A whole college open day in March with Junior, Pre-Prep and Nursery: October and May
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Queen's College (Taunton)

What says..

‘Our parents expect the academic offering’, the head confirmed, ‘but much more than that: they want their children to be confident, effective, willing to have a go and to have a social conscience’. Queen’s Junior is not, thankfully, an academic proving ground for the next pressured stage, but a place where ‘We’re really good at the individual – any parent wanting their child’s passions, skills and talents unlocked should look no further,’ as the head says...

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What the school says...

Queen's College Junior School is a happy, supportive environment in which children are encouraged to try new experiences and given the self confidence which enables them to reach their potential. Whether it be academics, art, sport, music or drama, each child can find at least one area in which to succeed. We aim to create a happy, caring atmosphere based on Christian values, and for the boarders especially, the school endeavours to provide a sympathetic background for a childs first venture away from home. We are well versed in settling pupils whose families have been posted abroad, and we welcome children from a range of educational backgrounds.

Our Curriculum is broad, and varied. It encompasses the National Curriculum, but we offer so much more: modern languages, art, sport, music and drama. Two years ago, we introduced the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in Years 3 and 4. The IPC moves beyond the National Curriculum and focusses on the way in which children learn, as well as subject matter.

Our expectations are high; we hope that every pupil who leaves us to be promoted into Queens College Senior School will have reached appropriate academic goals, improved sporting, music or dramatic skills and developed a number of extra-curricular interests. Some will achieve very high standards; over half the academic, sport and music awards in the Senior School are held by ex-Junior pupils. Most importantly, they should all possess self-confidence and self-discipline to make the most of the opportunities which the Senior School will offer them.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Mrs Tracey Khodabandehloo BEd MEd PGDip (50s). The name must be the most exotic in all the GSG canon, but it soon comes rolling off the tongues of all but perhaps the tiniest children. Brought up and educated locally, Mrs Khodabandehloo was a parent at the school when the headship came up; she was pursuing a successful career as a state school head of 15 years’ standing, looking not to join the independent sector, but ‘when a job came up in the school I passionately believed in, I had to take it’. She has enjoyed breaking free from narrowness in the maintained sector: of the curriculum and measures of success, most of which seem to be data-driven, and has revelled in resetting the curricular bounds. That said, there are, in her view,...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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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