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Pastoral care has a positive and family feel to it and the School is always keen to develop social interaction; mixed age groups sit together for lunch, and reception class all have a Year 6 buddy. Everyone is allocated to one of the four Houses and encouraged to voice their opinions and ideas through the School Council.  Inspiring co-curricular links connect subjects effortlessly: a chocolate workshop leads to a fair trade geography project, African dancing and story writing. The possibilities are endless, exciting stuff and always something to look forward to...

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What the school says...

Surbiton girls are happy, bright confident children who have space and freedom to explore the world around them. We encourage their curiosity, nurture their emerging talents, and promote their success in every endeavour. Surbiton High Girls' Preparatory School offers a broad and balanced curriculum that closely follows the National Curriculum. It is enhanced and enriched in order to provide every pupil the opportunity to reach her potential. There is specialist teaching for Music, French and PE and girls in Years 5 and 6 are also introduced to further subject-based teaching. The positive ethos and atmosphere within the school community is one of its many strengths. The pastoral care of the girls is considered vital in enabling them to succeed and be happy throughout their time at school. The good learning carried out in school is complemented by a wide variety of trips and visits to outside venues. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Clemmie Stewart BA English literature and education (30s). Educated at Bedales and Winchester University, she has taught in both the independent and state sectors. Her teaching career started at Farleigh Prep, followed by several years at Talavera Junior School in Aldershot. In 2014 she joined Surbiton High as director of teaching and learning and was appointed headteacher the following year, after proving herself to be an outstanding English teacher. A go ahead and enthusiastic personality; parents we spoke to feel she is an asset to the school and will continue to steer the girls in all the right directions. She is always smiling, say her charges, which makes us feel happy. Talented all-rounder herself, Miss Stewart was a music scholar at Bedales and a horsewoman with success in the show jumping world....

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Special Education Needs

A baseline assessment is undertaken when the girls join the school in Reception. This is followed by an end of Reception assessment. Children are also screened in Year 1 and Year 2 for dyslexic type problems. If a child is causing concern at any point, then individual assessments are also carried out. When necessary, a child might also be referred to an Educational Psychologist. If Learning Support is given to a pupil, as a result of assessments, then this is usually in the form of weekly 1:1 lessons or sometimes small group lessons. The School ethos is one of embracing a pupil's individuality, helping her to grow in self-confidence and self-worth. Those pupils with specific learning difficulties are no exception and are supported in a caring and practical way.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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