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Where does school’s heartbeat lie, we asked, sport, drama, music or academia? None of the above, according to girls – but all are drawn together by a common thread of enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Sport high on the agenda right from early prep days with ‘very broad’ offering not just of netball, lacrosse, athletics, dance and gym, but also karate, fencing and ballet, giving girls a competitive edge when they...

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St Albans High School for Girls is an independent day school which is affiliated to the Church of England. Our vision is to provide an exciting and challenging education that fosters independence, creativity and risk-taking within a caring community. We encourage girls to set themselves ambitious goals, both intellectually and personally. We promote critical and creative thinking,and place a strong emphasis on independent research and investigation. Our commitment to the creative arts is evident in our new performing arts, design and technology centre. When your daughter comes to us, she will be nurtured by expert house mistresses and tutors who will take an overview of her academic and personal development. The High School is a vibrant and supportive community where girls thrive. ...Read more

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Since September 2019, Amber Waite, previously deputy head pastoral at St Dunstan's College. She was educated in Texas and, after a maths degree, spent 10 years as a biogeochemical oceanographer, before discovering a passion for teaching. After teaching in the US for some years, she moved to the UK and worked in the civil service as director of schools and universities learning programmes. She then taught at Headington, Abington and Ashford Schools, before joining St Dunstan's.

Head of prep since 2015, Judy Rowe. Educated at North London Collegiate School and Durham University. Formerly head of lower school at Belmont, Mill Hill Prep. Businesslike, chatty and in the running for sportiest prep head of the year – running, canoeing and cycling are just a few of her weekend pursuits. Parents say...

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Special Education Needs

We have a qualified specialist teacher who undertakes diagnostic assessments. Girls are given individual and group tuition tailored to suit and accommodate particular 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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