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Parents comment about their daughters in the lower sets being stretched just as hard as if they were in the top sets. High expectation runs through all the layers of the school. Not shouty girls, but considerate and polite, and all different cultures and backgrounds seem to integrate well as they pile into their waffles before the start of school. They file in an orderly fashion into the vast sports hall for assembly, in time to the soothing classical music...

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CEO and executive headteacher

Since 2015, Sally Yarrow BMus PGCE. Now CEO and executive head of the Green School Trust, she oversees both the girls’ school and the new Green School for Boys. Educated at Aylesbury High grammar school and Hull University before completing her PGCE at Goldsmiths. Started her career as a music teacher and music remains her passion in education. Previously deputy head at St Marylebone School, a consistently high-performing all-girls CofE secondary, she fits like a glove here but has nonetheless stepped out of her comfort zone, having been at St Marylebone for almost her entire career. ‘I could have stayed there for the rest of my working life, I loved it and was very happy, but I was ready for a new challenge,’ she confides.


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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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