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Once the senior leaders have talked, they head out into the playground - come rain or shine - to greet the children and parents as they arrive and make themselves as available as possible to anyone who might need to speak to them. It’s not uncommon for parents to go to the school with concerns about someone else’s child; but it is uncommon for them to be met with a response other than ‘Yes - we know about that issue. We’re already on it.’ The facilities are better than you’d find in some secondary schools. There’s a lot of specialist teaching and the resources to go with it...

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What the school says...

The Junior School has recently undergone a phased extension to its premises. This includes a new Sports Hall, music classrooms including 5 individual peripatetic teaching rooms plus a sectional room and composing room. There is also a new science laboratory and technology laboratory, along with a new art and design area, general storage and cloakroom areas throughout the school. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2023, Mr Ben Tagg, previously acting head for two terms.

Entrance

At 4+ by a play-based assessment group session. Not hugely selective - they take in a fairly mixed ability cohort, just a little above average ability, so most applicants get a ‘definite yes’. The ‘definite nos' are usually the children who ‘aren’t listening to anyone’ in the assessment. For entry to later years assessment is a little more formal – nationally standardised assessments alongside formative observations. If the response is a ‘not yet’, parents get detailed feedback on what progress their child needs to make to be accepted and, the school says, up to 80 per cent of applicants are successful on a second try.

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