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There is an immediate buzz as soon as you enter the school. Girls come across as well-mannered, happy, confident and eager to learn. Girls are given a teddy both on entering the junior as well as leaving the senior school – the latter dressed in a school hoodie! There is a strong sense of community, which the girls value; they see the school as friendly and safe. There are no hurdles for existing girls to enter the sixth form but if it's clear a girl will struggle...

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11 - 13: English, Maths, VR & non-VR. 16: Pass in all GCSE subjects taken including grades A-B in subjects to be pursued.

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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.


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Since September 2018, Heidi-Jayne Boyes. Formerly deputy head (academic) at Brighton and Hove High School, GDST, prior to which she was head of geography at Eastbourne College, having started her career at Hendon School in north London. State school educated, read Geography at King's College, London. Worked in industry then completed PGCE (Geography) at Hull University.


Eleven plus by exam in English and maths, with verbal and non-verbal reasoning (110 in verbal reasoning is the cut off point, as 'they must be able to cope with the work – it's an absolutely basic requirement') plus primary school report and reference. The school provides clear, detailed information on what needs to be covered. Almost all junior school girls continue but it's not automatic. Girls can join at other years (preferably not in the middle of exam...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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