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The head firmly believes 'happy children learn' and she wants her pupils 'to make the most of their time at school and fulfil their potential.' Having worked hard to keep boys until year 6 the head is confident the top of the school will soon have equal numbers. No wall to be seen without some kind of display highlighting children’s projects and achievements. We liked the sound of...



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St Hilary's is an Independent Preparatory Day School for boys and girls. As a non-selective school, St Hilary's provides a stimulating environment in which personalised learning ensures boys and girls reach their full potential. The school offers a strong grounding in academic subjects with wide-ranging opportunities for sport, art, music, drama, extra-curricular clubs and social development. ...Read more

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Since 2012, Mrs Jane Whittingham, BEd in English and special education needs, from Wall Hall College. Previously deputy head at Rowan she has also taught at Weston Green School, Thames Ditton and Claremont Fan Court.

Her own four children are now grown up and she is an exceptionally proud grandmother. Her love for her family is evident and clearly extends to the children around her. She is at the gate every morning, ‘talking to the children, not the parents’, ‘If it’s pyjama day, she will be in her pyjamas. She’s not afraid to get stuck in,’ we were told.

One parent described her as, ‘The heart and soul of the school, she’s committed and looks for ways for every child to achieve.’ Her welcoming office includes a...

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Special Education Needs

St Hilary’s has a nursery and accepts boys and girls from two and a half years of age. We are non-selective and believe in the 'Every Child Matters' policy. To this end, we have adopted an inclusive policy on entry to the school.

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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