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  • The Camden School for Girls
    Sandall Road
    NW5 2DB
  • Head: Elizabeth Kitcatt
  • T 020 7485 3414
  • F 020 7284 3361
  • E
  • W www.camdengirl…
  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 1,003
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th December 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The sixth form decidedly less mixed-ability than the lower school, as only those who make the grades make the transfer. The curriculum here is traditional and academic with classical civilisation, history of art, ancient Greek, economics and philosophy supplementing the mainstream subjects. (‘Softer’ options such as media studies and DT are only...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Elizabeth Kitcatt BA MA (Institute of Education). Ms Kitcatt has been at the school for many years, joining from Parliament Hill School, where she was head of English. At Camden, under the previous regime, as well as teaching English, she was deputy head, responsible for ‘teachers’ professional development’ and ‘school improvement planning’. Looks a bit like Delia Smith and has the same reassuring, measured presence. Clearly strong on detail, but generally considered rather more cautious and less charismatic than her predecessor. ‘She’s a bit bland,’ said one long-term parent. ‘She's quite a lot stricter, but otherwise seems to have made little impact.’ Determined to maintain the school’s high standards and inclusive approach. Enjoys singing in her spare time.

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Camden is one of the country’s most successful comprehensives. Latest Ofsted rated it ‘outstanding’...

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Special Education Needs

All pupils with reading ages below 10 are withdrawn for extra support in small groups. In class support at KS3 and KS4 support options. An alternative curriculum is offered at KS4.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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