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We saw pictures of the year 2 (Raging Rivers) trip to the River and Rowing Museum; we viewed year 5’s Chinese pottery vases, dropped in on their Mandarin class and heard about their impromptu trip to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Army exhibition. Parents approve of the SHHS emphasis on inspirational and powerful women, which begins in the junior school. Year 5s learn about the Suffragettes (a then staff member spent time in Holloway prison), about Rebel Girls and significant Women Through Time. ‘It makes the curriculum meaningful to them’...

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What the school says...

The Junior School is a happy and stimulating place where each girl is given the individual encouragement and support she needs to flourish. Girls from Reception to Year 6 work and play together, developing an appreciation of co-operation, courtesy and mutual respect.

Standards of teaching are high and learning is marked by a sense of adventure. Girls are taught by a team of experienced and enthusiastic teachers who make education fun and take every opportunity to cultivate creativity, individuality and a love of learning. ...Read more

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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

Headmistress of junior school

Since 2013, Gabrielle Solti BA PGCE (40s), previously head of Notting Hill and Ealing Junior School for 10 years. A local: she attended SHHS junior school herself, taught at Trevor-Roberts and was deputy head of Primrose Hill Primary before taking the Notting Hill and Ealing job. Born into a musical family (her late father, Sir Georg Solti, was once described by the Telegraph as ‘the most distinguished conductor alive’), she studied history at Oxford, interned at the European Commission (where she met her husband), then worked at Nestlé in France and the UK before taking a teacher training course at the Institute of Education. Says she is ‘passionate about pedagogy – that’s what we’re here for. We’re evolving how we tailor education for girls and get them involved in learning.’ A...

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