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A school in which almost anything seems possible. Head suggests that a child here is a bit like ‘an octopus on zip wire – two legs are needed at all points to take proper care of academic matters - but that still leaves a further six’. St Paul’s parents are typically not short of ambition and drive, as well as many being affluent. Head finds them ‘hugely supportive’ and ‘usefully involved ...

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Prospective parents are welcome to arrange to have a tour of St Paul's Juniors by making an appointment with the School Secretary. There are five tours each week with no more than eight parents in any one tour.

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Headmistress

Since 2016, Maxine Shaw (late 40s). Warm and calmly informal, Mrs Shaw strikes a very reassuring presence in one of the most highly powered prep schools in the country. She has plenty of experience as well, having been head of a pre-prep for one of the Harpur Trust schools in Bedford and, more recently, at a prep in Limpsfield. ‘I’ve enjoyed them all’ she says, ‘and this is as good as it gets’.

First female head of the school and winning much praise for calm management and coherent values, although one or two mutterings that emphasis on good manners and considerate behaviour might compromise academic edge. ‘I’m with her every time’, said one admiring parent, ‘but you can never please everyone.’

Three children, the eldest at university....

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Special Education Needs

If a boy passes our entrance exam and is dyslexic or dyspraxic and it is felt useful, we will provide one lesson of one-to-one support each week. In addition, boys who have been recommended by an educational psychologist to use a laptop may do so in lessons and exams.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
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
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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