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Unpressurised aura sets St Hilary's apart from some of the other local girls' schools and really appeals to the relaxed parents of St Hilary's pupils. Typically, a mother told us, 'homework is not a big deal, it doesn't get in the way of family life.' One of Mrs W's newly introduced awards is a True Friend wrist band awarded to pupils who have been particularly kind and helpful to others. Girls are not the sort to be bothered by fashions and fads; they are 'not worried about what…

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What the school says...

St Hilarys is an Independent Preparatory Day School for girls aged 2 to 11 and boys aged 2 to 7. It is non-selective and provides a stimulating environment in which personalised learning ensures boys and girls reach their full potential. St Hilarys 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 (early 50s), previously deputy at nearby Rowan Prep in Esher, with particular interest and qualification in dyslexia. Mother of four (teens and 20s), came somewhat late to her first headship due to time spent with her own family. She prefers the prep school model (as opposed to a through school) 'where pupils prepare for their future, as well as their next school, and move on to a new landscape at 11'. Mrs W is bursting with new ideas, 'I have one idea a day while driving up and down the A3', covering every aspect of school life and made many changes in her first year at St Hilary's, tweaking teaching standards upwards, introducing head girl, house captains and positions of responsibility for every year 6 pupil, creating a plethora...

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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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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