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A tradition of celebrating girls’ education and empowerment, with a suffrage week of events to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote. ‘You learn early on about the value of women,’ said a sixth former. ‘Virtually all the girls here would say they’re a feminist.’ Recent production of Made in Dagenham – based on the 1968 sewing machinists’ strike for equal pay at the Ford factory in Dagenham - ‘very impressive’. Multi-storey glass and red-brick home, full of light and air, that rises from an underground sports hall to a rooftop garden, with panoramic views of north London from its upper floors... 



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A top academic school for girls, South Hampstead is a lively, cosmopolitan and supportive community. Art, Music and Drama are outstanding; Young Enterprise and Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes thrive. As the school is close to London's centre, pupils make full use of the capital's galleries, museums and historic places. Four acre Sports Ground 5 mins away. Entry 4+ 7+ 11+ and 6th Form. ...Read more

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Since January 2017, Vicky Bingham (40), previously deputy head at Guildford High. Educated at the European School in Brussels – her father worked for the EU; classics MA from Oxford; PGCE in classics from Cambridge. Started her career teaching classics at Guildford High; off to St Catherine's Bramley as head of classics, before returning to Guildford as deputy head in 2010. ‘I didn’t always want to teach, but during my final year at Oxford I realised that by the time I retired I wanted to have filled my head with something worthwhile and I felt that teaching classics is important to humanity.’ She ‘fell into’ working at girls’ schools and has found them ‘unpretentious, unstuffy, moving with the times’. With an international upbringing, she feels at home amidst the cosmopolitan buzz of SHHS. ‘In...

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Special Education Needs

South Hampstead aims to ensure that all children who are accepted into the school receive a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, regardless of any disability or personal and educational difficulties they encounter. The Senior School has a Learning Needs Co-ordinator. Every member of staff is made aware of pupils' educational needs and difficulties. A variety of teaching methods are employed with these in mind. However, the school is not resourced to offer specialist assessment nor specialist teaching to girls with special educational needs. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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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