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Lessons here are teacher-led but ‘all the teachers are interesting people in their own right’ so the results are great fun. We dropped in on a zestful English lesson where year 7s were lapping up Twelfth Night under the guidance of a cheerful young prof with a knack for making scholarship exciting. Huge numbers of trips abroad, including an exchange with the National Cathedral School in Washington DC, language trips to Sienna, Montpelier and the like. With so many activities to choose from, some girls can feel a little overwhelmed, especially as they move up...

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What the school says...

11+ entrance examination begins with online cognitive testing (November) to provide smaller cohort to sit the maths, English and comprehension papers in January. Girls are interviewed after taking exams. 16+ applicants are examined in the subjects they want to take at A level or Pre-U and those shortlisted are then invited for interview in those subjects alongside a general interview. ...Read more

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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

High mistress

Since September 2017, Oxford historian Sarah Fletcher MA PGCE NPQH (50s). A lady who doesn’t shrink from a challenge: she was previously head of City of London School, the first woman to captain that ship in its august history. Other posts have included Wycombe Abbey, St George’s Montreux, Habs Girls’ (‘I loved the intellectual buzz there’), Lawrence Sheriff Boys’ Grammar and Kingston Grammar, where she had her first headship. Relishes scholarship and her credentials for promoting independent learning are impressive: she was involved with the development and launch of the Pre-U and the EPQ.

Attended King Alfred’s School in Wantage, where she was in the first mixed comprehensive cohort of what had been a boys’ grammar. It wasn’t an easy ride. ‘The majority of my peers were not academically minded,’...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
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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