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‘It’s a lovely, friendly place,’ said one parent. ‘They really care about each child.’ At the nursery we were impressed by the large, bright and airy rooms with a plethora of activities to stimulate any child. ‘A fairly challenging environment’, one parent said, but another added: ‘Whilst they do take the 7+ very seriously, they do it without panicking parents'...


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"The Children's House School is an independent, mixed ability, co-educational school with a true desire to ensure our children reach their potential and genuinely enjoy their educational experience. The school was set up in 1973 by a group of local parents looking for high-quality early years education in Islington for children from 2.5 years of age. Our present-day Nursery School is in Elmore Street and caters for children ranging in age from 2½ to 4 years. The Upper School in King Henry’s Walk offers Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. As we reach our 50th birthday, we are delighted to be expanding into a full Prep School for children up to Year 6. Our first year 3 cohort will start in September 2022.

Our ethos is simple, we want each child to reach their potential in a happy and nurturing environment, taught by excellent teachers. At The Children’s House, we aim to create an inspiring educational environment which enables children to become independent thinkers with an interest in the world around them. We make our learning practical, allowing every child to access lessons at a level which engages and challenges them. Our teachers are dedicated and understand each child’s needs, ensuring they reach their potential whilst learning resilience and leadership skills.

Although we are non-selective, our academic results at 7+ are outstanding and children go on to a wide range of excellent schools in north London. It is an exciting time for us as we expand to Year 6 and continue delivering academic excellence to our children. We have a proven track record of preparing children for the 7+ and will use this knowledge to focus on the 11+ with remodelled and expanded facilities.

Children are at the centre of everything we do."
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Since 2016, Kate Orange Cert Ed (Wellington, New Zealand College of Education) - 60s (not that you would know it) with an interesting background in education. After graduating in New Zealand and working for two years as a teacher there, she moved to the UK, cutting her British teeth working for the Thomas’s School group in their first school near Sloane Square. However, after two years and with a yearning to work in France, she moved to a village school in Provence, which she says was the most incredible experience: ‘I was a New Zealander and this was my first experience of living in a completely foreign environment.’ With her schoolgirl French, she even managed to wow officials (from the Mitterrand government at the time), who were sent to the school to inspect this...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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 Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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