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What make this site special are the delightful bijou enchanted garden and woodland area close by used for adventurous and investigative outdoor learning led by a specialist teacher. Pupils spoke glowingly of their forest school days. They also have the opportunity to attend the Outdoor Explorers’ Club after school. Good work and behaviour rewarded through individual golden ticket or class golden certificate awarded weekly at one of the assemblies held in the school gym or school hall. Four houses named after York’s Quaker chocolatiers provide arena for sporting competition....

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What the school says...

The Mount Junior School offers a genuinely remarkable education to girls from the age of 2 to 11 and boys from age 2 to 9 years. Our very special ethos leads to an environment which fosters self-belief, independence of thought and a sensitivity to others. We have unashamedly high ideals for our pupils who know their views are listened to and they can contribute positively to make a difference within the school.

In 2012 the Independent Schools Inspectorate noted, 'By the end of Reception, children can read well, write in sentences using simple punctuation, add and subtract competently and solve simple mathematical problems. They are unfailingly polite, well behaved and considerate toward others.'
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Head of junior school

Since 2012, Rachel Capper (40s) BEd music (Bretton Hall, University of Leeds). Joined The Mount in 2003 as class teacher after primary and infant teaching in state schools in London and North Wales, with various positions of responsibility in English, SEN, music and IT. Progressed to head of key stage 1 and then deputy head prior to current appointment.

Lives in York with partner, Adrian, who works in IT. Originally from North Wales and enjoys returning to visit friends and family. Personal interests in music, art and theatre and enjoying the outdoors.

Passionate about early years education and pupils being given strong foundations on which to build: ‘Freedom to play, explore and learn in a stimulating environment where they learn basic literacy and numeracy...

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Special Education Needs

Small class sizes allow all children to benefit from individual teacher attention. All classes benefit from Teaching Assistant support, to support individuals/groups of children. Children who require additional learning support attend individual or small group sessions with a specialist Learning Support Teacher. Individual Educational Programmes (IEPs) are drawn up for these children, in close consulatation with class teachers and parents, based on the individual child's learning needs. These targets are reviewed termly and new targets are set, to ensure the child's continued progress.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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