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Teachers are ‘phenomenally enthused and engaged’, say parents and girls agree, telling us, ‘They are really proactive in providing help’ and ‘take their excitement about their subject outside the classroom’ into clubs and trips. Girls relish being ‘given the opportunity to explore and make mistakes’ through very open assignments (a year 8 biology task stipulated only that it must include a cheese sandwich) and teachers are ‘generally very open-minded about finding your own way to present your work’. They ‘don’t micro-manage the girls’, observed one parent, ‘it’s not a school for the faint-hearted’...

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


Unusual sports

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



What The Good Schools Guide says

High mistress

Since 2017, Sarah Fletcher, sparky and full of intellectual energy. Previously the first female head of City of London School, and she has also been deputy head at Rugby School and head at Kingston Grammar. A passionate historian, she read history at Oxford followed by a PGCE at Exeter in history with a subsidiary in special needs, and still teaches all year 7s history.

Relishes scholarship and her credentials for promoting independent learning are impressive - she was involved with the development of the EPQ. Her educational vision remains dynamic - parents love that the school ‘is constantly challenging itself on how to prepare girls for the future’, such as developing an EPQ-style qualification in sustainability - ‘it’s refreshing and exciting,’ enthused one. Her enthusiasm for the new creative technology...

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Please note: 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.

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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