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Year 7's kick off with learning the all-important, often forgotten skills of note taking and how to organise themselves and their bags; easier than it was, with modern technology. 'Teachers want us to become independent and active learners as soon as we can,' explain pupils. Has the largest and most successful School Ski Club in the UK; young skiers use a local artificial slope with extra sessions at the Snowdome. Energetic and inspiring head of music has developed the department beyond recognition, according to customers. From jazz to chamber music there is a full range...

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What the school says...

Surbiton High School provides an outstanding all-round tailored education for girls aged 4 to 18 achieving impressive public examination results and excellent value added. We promote the best in everyone, accomplished through providing a quality learning environment; where every pupil is encouraged to identify and develop their individual talents.

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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.

Sports

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

Rowing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since January 2018, Rebecca Glover, previously head of Hull Collegiate School. Educated at Rishworth School and Leeds Beckett University; taught at Broxbourne School, Roundwood Park, Hymers College in Hull and Tadcaster Grammar (deputy head) before joining Hull Collegiate. Runs marathons, including London and New York; has led a team of divers off the Great Barrier Reef, in Maui and in Fiji; has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro; and represented GB in gymnastics.

Academic matters

Results are climbing steadily with everyone aiming high. Fifty-one per cent of A level grades A*-A in 2018, with 87 per cent at A*-B. At GCSE, 78 per cent of grades were 9-7. Maths results usually very good with large numbers taking further maths getting A*/A. Class sizes are large-ish at 24, sets for maths, languages and practical subjects are smaller. Teaching is vigorous...

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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.

Special Education Needs

The learning enrichment department provides a wide range of support services to students from years 7 to 13. All students are screened early in year 7 and individual assessments are carried out as required any time during years 7-13. Spelling and reading comprehension booster groups at year 7, learning skills programmes across all years, and smaller study skills groups, including a sixth form 'on track' study guidance service, meet the needs of many students with mild specific learning difficulties. Individual or small group tuition is offered to those who may need more intensive support. Specialist EAL tuition and adjusted programmes are available for students for whom English is an additional language and the school has a Korean mentor. Gifted and talented students are identified and a range of programmes are in place to meet their needs. The school ethos is one of embracing a pupil's individuality, helping her to grow in self-confidence and self-worth and to achieve her potential. Those pupils with additional learning needs 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
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
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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