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They are not looking for children who have been tutored and prepped but who are adaptable, willing to get stuck in and have plenty of initiative. The pace is fast here and your child is likely to have a number of different teachers during a typical day. The creative and performing arts and sport are all given a lot of emphasis here and the school positively hums with activity beyond the classroom. Thomas’s children stand out as being sparky and articulate...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Jo Ebner BEd MA PG Dip Couns Cert FT NPQH (late 40s), previously head of the Royal School, Hampstead (now absorbed by North Bridge House and owned by Cognita); ‘I got the school to a place where it was worth buying,’ she says. Educated at North London Collegiate (where both her mother and her daughters were at school too) and Homerton, Cambridge, she also trained at the Tavistock Clinic as a school counsellor and completed her MA at the Institute of Education, London. Tall and statuesque, Miss Ebner has long brown, lustrous hair, is highly emotionally intelligent, with a self-deprecating sense of humour. She has three children – now in or approaching their 20s - and shares her comfortable office with her adoring golden retriever, Maddie.

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Special Education Needs

The school has a full-time SENCo who works with teachers to identify pupils with special needs. As well as in-house support, the school has a link with the Dyslexia Centre which provides therapists for a variety of conditions. June 2010

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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