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A tiny school, with ‘a really nurturing, homely feel’. Results overall are strong. ‘If a girl has the aptitude, she will get the grades here. About one fifth get straight 9s.’ An outcome achieved with minimal setting, and maximum teacher attention. ‘The school knows every girl personally and knows their personality, so they can work with them individually and understand what they need,’ said one mother. All parents stress the benefits of the school’s scale. ‘My daughter was painfully shy and we didn’t think she’d thrive in a big school. At St Margaret’s, she immediately felt relaxed, so we felt relaxed’…

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Applications are considered throughout the year depending on the availability of places. Formal entry to Year 7 takes place via entrance examinations in January featuring an English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning test.

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Since 2008, Mark Webster BSc PGCE (Cantab). From a diplomatic family, Mr Webster boarded at Highgate School before studying psychology at UCL ‘with no practical ambition in mind’. Worked successfully in medical publishing, until a ‘water-cooler moment’ inspired him to become a teacher. ‘I met someone who said their job in teaching was fantastic. I’d never known anyone who felt that way about work before.’ After training at Homerton College, Cambridge, he spent 15 years at the Royal School, an all-girls boarding school in Hampstead (now closed), becoming deputy head, then acting head. He enjoys running a small school: ‘Every job is about people and in a small school people are not just data points, you really get to know them.’ A father figure, he keeps a close watch on everything from his multi-windowed...

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Special Education Needs

The school is able to support girls with moderate learning issues such as dyslexia, mild dyscalculia and dyspraxia. The school is small and we do not have the same depth of support that a larger school might be able to offer, but there are Junior and Senior SENCos, each with a responsibility to co-ordinate the process of supporting girls with diagnoses or evident weaknesses in particular areas. The majority of girls' needs are addressed by their teachers, as the small classes afford them time to offer more help to each girl in the room. However, where a girl requires extra support, individual or group support lessons complement the classroom help.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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