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Cross-curricular learning is embedded here and our guides stared when we told them about the rigid subject boundaries we met elsewhere. 'Oh no, we used Excel, Word and Paint for our geography project research on families - there was a lot of maths, especially geometry, when we made graphs when we used the census data,' we learned.  No slacking but no-one seems to want to slack. 'We're pushed hard in reading,' one girl told us. 'The librarian tells us that we can read harder books so we try and we really like it!' Good identification of those with special needs - mostly the occasional dyslexic, dyspraxic or ASD child. 'We enable them to go on and have a very successful time here whenever possible,' says Mrs Solti...

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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

Since September 2013, Mrs Gabrielle Solti BA PGCE (40s), previously head of Notting Hill and Ealing Junior School for 10 years. A welcome home-coming - she commuted from Hampstead while working in Ealing and previously taught at Trevor-Roberts, after which she was deputy head of Primrose Hill Primary. A highly experienced and much-admired head whose tenure here began simultaneously with that of the prevous senior school head, Helen Pike (now heading Magdalen College School) - providing a significant injection of energy, inspiration and ability across both schools. Mrs Solti is that ideal junior school head - highly professional but intensely and personally committed to her school, her charges and to educational values. She is articulate, voluble and manages to be warm and vehement all at once. Realistic about her 'market', in this most aspirational...

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