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Carefully structured early years stage focuses on instilling basic literacy and numeracy skills through structured play whilst also developing independence and confidence. Moving up the school, everything appears to be well planned, with lots of music, drama and sport alongside traditional subjects. Setting for maths from year 4 and English from year 5. Impressive foreign languages programme: French starts in the nursery. Dedicated music teacher works extremely hard and successfully, producing two big concerts each year...

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What the school says...

Our Junior School is a vibrant community, where a strong emphasis on pastoral care enables the girls to learn and grow into confident, active and enthusiastic learners.

Whilst the curriculum is broad and balanced, high priority is given to the development of literacy and numeracy skills. The teaching of science, technology and the humanities, underpins the girls understanding of the wider world and implications for the future.

The teaching of music, physical education & the creative arts is strong and encourages participation from an early age. Extended opportunities are provided when girls take part in class assemblies, group performances and whole school concerts and plays. This allows them to develop their talents to the full.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of junior school

Since 2015, Anne Musgrove BA QTS. With a BA in education studies from the University of Warwick, she has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in both the independent and maintained sectors including a number of years in Australia. Formerly deputy head (academic) and acting head at Putney High Junior School, she joined Sutton High Prep School as deputy head in 2014 before promotion to head.

Gentle, smiley and softly-spoken, but don’t be fooled – she is a strong leader with a single-minded passion for the school, ‘working crazy hours’ (as one parent puts it) to ensure the school continues on the accelerated academic journey she has set it on. ‘The school had pockets of excellence, but I felt we needed to rewrite the curriculum to get better...

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