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Pupils are privileged to have a raft of highly motivated and professional teachers in a school with seemingly endless resources and excellent facilities. Totally American curriculum with an emphasis on critical thinking, collaborative working, questioning and listening. From an early age the pupils are taught conflict resolution. We saw two 7 year olds sitting outside a classroom discussing what had gone wrong in the playground - ‘Did you even listen to me?’ ‘I heard you but I must have misunderstood you'...

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The American School in London, founded in 1951, is an independent, non-profit, college-preparatory day school for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The student body comprises 1,350 boys and girls, who represent more than 50 nationalities, with 30+ languages spoken at home.

The Schools mission is to develop the intellect and character of each student by providing an outstanding American education with a global perspective. ...Read more

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Since 2017, Robin Appleby; has a degree in English from Dartmouth College as well as two masters degrees. She taught in the States (Ohio and then New York) before joining the American School of The Hague and stayed in international education as well as being a trustee on the Council of International Schools. The two previous heads at ASL had long tenures and she is rather hoping to do the same, though she is from a different mould to the last head and ‘may bring a new style to the previous head, though it is early days,’ according to parents.

She aspires to a progressive approach to learning and wants ASL to represent ‘best practice in US’ with the child at the centre of the process. She believes...

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