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There are obvious close connections but this is not just a Queen’s Gate with smaller people; rather, a school with its own identity. ‘That is exactly the kind of girl I want my daughter to be,’ said one parent after his pupil-led tour. Recent changes in the academic structure include an increased awareness of the ‘excitement of numbers’ – continues at home with school now providing parents with tips on...

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Director of the junior school

Since 2017, James Denchfield BA PGCE. English and history degree from Goldsmiths and PGCE from the Institute of Education. Brought up and educated in Norwich but escaped down the M11 to London, following in the footsteps on one of his heroes, Pip in Great Expectations. Early in his career he worked in Waterstones, just around the corner, and ‘fell in love with South Ken’ - so when a job at Queen’s Gate School came up, he applied immediately. A stint as head of English led to him being made head of lower school and then to his appointment here.

Comes across as calm and reassuring, with a quick understanding and equally alert (just hidden) sense of humour. A very articulate man, as you’d expect from someone...

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Special Education Needs

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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
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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