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  • St Mary's School, Hampstead
    47 Fitzjohn's Avenue
    NW3 6PG
  • Head: Mrs Harriet Connor-Earl
  • T 020 7435 1868
  • F 020 7794 7922
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 300
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: £16,740 pa
  • Open days: Virtual visits with Headmistress and Director of Studies throughout term.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Particularly impressive since our last visit is the shiny new tech-tastic Global Learning Centre. This modern, innovative learning space has been designed to promote STEAM. As if the large interactive display screens (including the floor) and 3D printer wasn’t impressive enough, every pupil has access VR goggles to aid ‘interactive learning experiences’ as part of their lessons. While we visited, the girls were…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2016, Harriet Connor-Earl (40s), previously director of studies and boarding housemistress at Ardingly College Prep School, Sussex. BA in RE from Brighton. Started her career at a state secondary school in Haywards Heath before a stint in New York teaching at St Columbia Elementary School: ‘I taught grade 8, but a lot of the expectation was teaching to test, so you couldn’t be creative.’ She still enjoyed the experience. When she came back to the UK, she worked for two years at Chapter School for Girls in Kent, followed by four years at Warden Park School. Says it was love at first sight with St Mary’s: ‘The minute I walked into the chapel, I fell in love with it and the school....and the girls were the kindest and happiest I’d ever met.’ <br...

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Special Education Needs

St Mary’s School has a thriving Learning Support Department. When a pupil is identified as having SEN, we take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational needs provision in place. Quality First Teaching remains our first response in relation to the identification of SEN, but we also ensure that the child receives high quality additional support and interventions carefully matched to their needs. Pupils receive maximum support to develop and encourage their potential and specialist teachers offer small groups or individual 1:1 lessons. Through consultation with the form teacher and parents, a flexible strategy of support is formulated. A strong link between the school and the parents is encouraged and this partnership is seen as invaluable for the child’s continued development.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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