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Housed in what was once a gracious Victorian house of substantial proportions, with an ample garden – ‘Compared to other schools we saw, it felt like it had grounds’ – the Village School for Girls is non-selective academically throughout. Old-fashioned manners prevail – girls leapt to their feet on our entry and introduced themselves by name – and discipline not an issue. ‘It’s a very kind environment,’ says the head. From September 2024, the school will expand into year 7 and beyond, so those who wish to…

 

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What the school says...

The Village School for Girls is a warm, family orientated school, where education is about a passion for learning, a curiosity that allows children to go off on tangents to explore a subject more deeply, a lack of fear in any subject, and a confidence in their ability to be able to discuss any topic. The school has an excellent record of academic success and an outstanding reputation for pastoral care. Our small class sizes and individualised approach provides an excellent learning environment where inspirational teaching from specialist teachers ensures all girls are ambitious to reach their full potential.

At the heart of our school is our motto ‘Ad Astra’ and we are committed to providing an inspiring, educational journey that enables not only academic success but also fosters life skills, which will provide our pupils with the ability to think critically, be creative, work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
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Headteacher

Since September 2023, Mrs Kirstie Hampshire, BA (Hons), PGCE. Mrs Hampshire grew up in Zambia – where her parents help found a school to compensate for the lack of local options – then boarded at Windlesham House School in Sussex and Bedales, followed by a degree in French at the University of East Anglia. After a stint in marine insurance and co-founding a cleaning-services business, she trained as a teacher at Kingston University. Taught at Royal Masonic School for Girls, all-boys Thorpe House in Gerard’s Cross, and all-boys prep Hereward House in Hampstead, where she was head of middle school.

She had no thought of becoming a head, but when approached, fell in love with the Village School for Girls. ‘I think it’s a really special school. There’s no hothousing,...

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Special Education Needs

At The Village School for Girls, we understand that every student may encounter various challenges during their academic journey. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students receive a comprehensive and tailored curriculum, regardless of any learning needs or physical barriers they may face. We are committed to closely monitoring each student's progress and providing a range of support services to facilitate their learning experience. Our dedicated team of teachers and special needs educators work collaboratively to address individual needs. With small class sizes and experienced teachers, we create an environment where students can thrive, acknowledging their strengths and implementing effective strategies. For those with dyslexia and other specific learning needs, including students with English as an additional language, we offer specialised support, ensuring that every student receives the necessary resources to excel academically. All girls participate in a series of national competitions and specialist subject workshops, alongside differentiation within our regular curriculum.

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