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Happy, absorbed children are relaxed and busy in rooms that are stimulating without being frantic. Some older classes quite noisy with a buzz of activity but everywhere, even the art room, is orderly and purposeful. Quiet, sustained work for the oldest girls, who would change nothing about the school save its lack of outdoors, and really like their friends. Very lively art; we encountered Dragolina, an immense dragon being constructed for the coming Chinese New Year - and were glad to see good old-fashioned crayon work...

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What the school says...

The Junior School is lively and welcoming. Strong emphasis is placed on developing individual skills and talents, as well as providing a sound foundation in the basic skills. Music, sport, drama and art are integral parts of the curriculum.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Director of the junior school

Since September 2017, James Denchfield, previously head of lower school at Queen's Gate Senior. English and history degree from Goldsmiths College and PGCE from the Institute of Education. Taught English at schools in London and Norfolk before joining Queen's Gate Senior in 2009. The following year he became head of English, and has since progressed to head of remove then head of lower school. Has also worked with the North London Girls' Schools' Consortium (now the London 11+ Consortium), including helping to set the English paper.

His daughter was a pupil here; he also has a young son. He lives in south-west Hertfordshire, where he enjoys walking and bird watching.


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Special Education Needs

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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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