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A dash of internationalism permeates the progressive, cosmopolitan flavour of this school – over 40 languages are represented among the families (and teachers) here. The junior school’s maverick aim is to deliver the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s Primary Years Programme – a modern, integrated curriculum framework that will connect well with the senior school’s IB diploma programme. The junior school will be the only mainstream school in all of England to offer...


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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.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2020, Nisha Kaura BSc DMS APMP PGCE MEd (late 40s), previously deputy head. Educated at Nonsuch High School for Girls; read microbiology and biotechnology at Surrey which led to an initial 10-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. Has been teaching at The Abbey since 2006 during which time she studied for her PGCE and a MEd in educational leadership. Describes herself as ‘both a product and a consumer of independent girls’ schooling,’ — in addition to being an employee thereof, of course. Was introduced to The Abbey via her two daughters who attended the school all the way through from nursery to sixth form (one currently reading medicine at Imperial, the other law at Bristol).

Serious and soft-spoken, but with a twinkle in her eye, she has worn...

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Special Education Needs

See senior school questionnaire. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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