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‘Everything is possible’ is the school motto and the school certainly feels that way. One parent described the teaching staff as Mary Poppins-like: ‘an air of authority as necessary but no shouting needed’ and new, sometimes shy children are calmly and warmly welcomed into classes. We met confident, considered, articulate children, happy to chat and excited by their school. They appear sincere and determined in their approach to sport and studies alike, keen to win and do well. Parents equally…

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The entrance examination consists of: 11+: general questions testing IQ.

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Head teacher

Since 2018, Kirsty Mackenzie, previously deputy and then acting head. Physics degree from Leeds and PGCE from Durham; worked in a local secondary school for many years before joining Teesside High in 2005 as head of physics. She is married to Dave, has two children and a variety of pets. In her spare time she enjoys reading fiction and is a keen film buff.

Head of prep since 2013, Mrs Carolyn Williams. BEd in maths and science from Northumbria, postgrad certificate in leadership and management from Durham. Formerly senior teacher at Yarm, teaches maths; two daughters, one in prep and one in seniors; enjoys country walks with husband, children and dog and is learning to play golf. Parents are impressed by ‘changes for the better’, firm in their belief that...

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Special Education Needs

Our overall aim is to meet the needs of each individual girl - there are of course specific needs for which specific provision should be made. We can cater for needs which can be accommodated within a normal classroom situation. Each case will be looked at sympathetically and constructively.

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