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Resilient, personable, happy, chatty girls who ‘know who we are and why we are here’, and whose attitude to problems is to ‘tackle not buckle’. Way ahead of the Government on the EBacc: have been doing it for years, with a strong emphasis on having a second language. Supports those who excel (and need time off for national teams) and has no beef with those who prefer...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since 2011, Dr Mary Short BA PGCE PhD (50s) – did her PhD, in the politics of budget-setting in the 1920s, at Cambridge. Has taught undergraduates at Cambridge and pupils at independent schools including St Paul's Girls, City of London Boys and Haberdashers' Aske's Girls (deputy head). She has teaching in her blood and is married to a fellow teacher. Apart from history, likes walking, bread-making and travel. Aims to up the academic performance, partly by ‘reviewing the admissions process to more accurately identify academic potential’, but more by curriculum reviews, consistency of aims, better monitoring of performance, peer review of teachers, that sort of thing. Good relationship with her top-notch governors.

A smile of measured mischief, and a fascination with bringing the best out of each pupil. Her eyes light...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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
Not Applicable
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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