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Confident children work and play hard here. ‘They put you under pressure to do well, but when you do, it’s really rewarding,’ say pupils. School is academic but also emphasises music, games and drama. 'Very important the pupils have fun.' (The 15 foot giant Henry Vlll, a masterpiece pupil and staff creation for town parade and junior's centenary celebration was a case in point).  

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What the school says...

Willow Lodge (Infants) gives each child the best possible start to their school life. Through expert guidance in a school build specifically for teaching infants, each child will discover their individual abilities in a nurturing, enriching environment.

At King's Juniors we encourage our pupils to develop self-confidence and increased self-reliance. They are happy learners, full of energy and curiosity about their world. Working together or independently in small classes, we ignite their spark for learning, prepared to try anything new with bubbling enthusiasm and King`s Juniors is a school for pupils of high academic ability.We believe our pupils` achievements are due as much to the creative, sporting and cultural opportunities on offer as to work in the classroom.Learning is about excitement and imagination, exploration and creativity.We want our pupils to work hard and to enjoy every facet of school life. We want them to have FUN. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Head of juniors since September 2016 is Margaret Ainsworth LLB PGCE, previously head of Willow Lodge, the King's infants' school. Before that, deputy head at The Queen's Lower School, Chester.


For reception, assessments through play-based activities. As long as behaviour and progress is in line with expectations, all Willow Lodge children automatically proceed through to year 3 (junior 1 in school nomenclature), which is when children from other schools also join. Assessment relates to key stage 1 requirements, designed to assess potential as well as achievement. Tests in maths, written English, reading and reasoning, as well as play activity and a talk with staff. 'We're looking for an above average level of competency and the potential to do well – it's not an interview, but you can learn a lot from how, for example, a...

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Special Education Needs

We have a good provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities and in compliance with the Equality Act 2010, we will not discriminate on the grounds of disability. It is important to note that without an EHC Plan or Statement, The King’s School, as an independent provider of education, is not part of the local authority ‘local offer’. Consequently we are unable to access local authority run specialist support services in the school. The Director of Learning Support is responsible for SEND needs throughout the school and is aided by two members of staff.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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