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Best event – by far, thought girls – is the annual fashion show, theme announced November, happens March. Themes range from film genres to ‘fear of being normal'. Parents praise quality of sports teaching - ‘exceptional,’ said one, while numbers representing school at national/GB level are currently round the 30 mark. OG Chemmy Alcott’s achievements continue (surprisingly, says school) to cast a long shadow. If you want the staff to bristle (they’re super loyal here), mention school’s former status...

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


What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2018, Rebecca Glover BEd, NPQH. 50s. Previously head for four years at Hull Collegiate School (also part of United Learning). Before that, was assistant and then deputy head of Tadcaster Grammar School, preceded by director of sixth form at Roundwood Park School in Herts. Originally a PE specialist – first post was as head of games at Hymers College in Hull, followed by head of PE at the Broxbourne School.

This is her first post in an all-girls senior school and she’s a convert. The volume is lower, not down to subliminal messages from the patriarchy, she thinks, just the inevitable tendency of boys to ‘go out and do rough and tumble fighting and shout at their friends across the corridor. Girls just don’t,’ she says.

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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
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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