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And there is vastly more on offer here than work. Bucketfuls of Science Olympiad and Maths Challenge medals at all levels. Masses of activities - intellectual, artistic, cultural - to stimulate the intellect, and all is characterised by a spirit of enquiry and exploration. Sensitivities of sixth form girls, so long and carefully catered for since the days of compulsory hockey in freezing mud, now, ironically, need attention again. We cackled when some told us, 'It's very nice that they put on all these things like zumba and yoga and rock climbing but actually what we really like is old-fashioned team games like netball!'... 

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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, previously deputy head at Guildford High. Educated at the European School in Brussels; BA from Oxford in Latin and Greek literature, ancient and modern philosophy; 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. Signs are this place will carry on buzzing as before.

Academic matters

Outstanding academics. And, with a few historic glitches, has been so since its venerable inception. Results at GCSE are hard to beat - 2017 GCSEs totalled 93 per cent at A*-A/9-7. A levels an improved 73 per cent A*/A and one feels that they will soar higher with greater stability. Tiny numbers get lower than a B in anything. Surprisingly few linguists –...

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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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