The Abbey Junior School A GSG School
- The Abbey Junior School
30 Christchurch Road
- Head: Mrs Nicola Dick-Cleland
- T 01189 872256
- F 01189 871478
- E email@example.com
- W www.theabbey.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Reading
- Pupils: 366
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: £11,370 - £13,740 pa
- Open days: October, February, May
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: The Abbey School Reading
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A confident and well-run school that knows exactly where it’s going, with happy girls who are stretched and challenged but not pressurised. A word you’ll hear a lot here is ‘refresh,’ which neatly sums up the school’s attitude to constantly keeping things fresh and ahead of the game, but it’s probably not the best environment for less bright….
What the school says...
The Abbey Junior School offers a broad curriculum enriched by many workshops and trips (residential from Year 3). The atmosphere is friendly, lively, purposeful and fun.
Girls aged 3-5 join the Early Years Centre which was classed as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted who praised the stimulating, inspiring and fascinating environment.' Junior School girls have specialist teaching in Science, Music, Sport, ICT and Languages and take part in many clubs.There is before and after school care and a holiday club.
Most girls continue to The Abbey Senior School which is consistently a top academic performer at GCSE, A level and IB as well as offering many extra-curricular opportunities to pupils. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since February 2015, Mrs Nicola Dick-Cleland MA Oxon QTS (50s), previously deputy and then acting head. She joined the school in 2011 and was rapidly promoted to deputy. Has a degree in experimental psychology from Oxford and a teaching qualification from Reading. Was a senior manager at BT (the second most senior woman in BT at the time) before turning to a career in psychotherapy and, later, taking on a role as music teacher at the Dolphin School in Hurst, where her son was at school and where she loved it so much that she embarked on formal teacher training. ‘For me, being a head brings together everything I know – leadership, psychology and education - perfect,’ she says.
Refreshing to hear her talk enthusiastically about working with adults (many primary...
Special Education Needs
See senior school questionnaire. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|